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

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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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