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GLP-1: Actions on Beta-cell Mass and Function


David Joffe, BSPharm, CDE Tina Burge, PharmD Candidate Florida A&M University Kiet Ngo, Pharm D Candidate Mercer University Abnormalities in incretin hormones such as the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) contribute to the development of hyperglycemia. GLP-1 was discovered as a peptide encoded by the proglucagon gene and was named glucagon-like because ...

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The influence of diabetes on the periodontal tissues

Maria Emanuel Ryan, DDS, PhD; Oana Carnu, DMD; Angela Kamer, DMD, PhD The pathogenesis of periodontal disease is complex because it reflects a combination of the initiation and maintenance of the chronic inflammatory process by a diverse microbial flora and its numerous bacterial products. The subsequent host response to this infection mediates ...

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SGLT Inhibitors


History of the sodium-glucose co-transporter (SGLT) inhibitors by Erica Paul, PharmD, Graduate Intern University of Florida College of Pharmacy Back in the late 1800’s, a compound called phlorizin, found in the bark of apple trees, was isolated by French chemists. Since then it has been put to use in multiple ...

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