Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor
Glucagon increases blood glucose levels, and DPP-4 inhibitors reduce glucagon and blood glucose levels. The mechanism of DPP-4 inhibitors is to increase incretin levels (GLP-1 and GIP), which inhibit glucagon release, which in turn increases insulin secretion, decreases gastric emptying, and decreases blood glucose levels.
Drugs belonging to this class are :
- Sitagliptin (FDA approved 2006, marketed by Merck & Co. as Januvia),
- Vildagliptin (EU approved 2007, marketed in the EU by Novartis as Galvus),
- Saxagliptin (FDA approved in 2009, marketed as Onglyza),
- Linagliptin (FDA approved in 2011, marketed as Tradjenta by Eli Lilly Co and Boehringer Ingelheim),
- Anagliptin (approved in Japan in 2012, marketed by Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd. and Kowa Company, Ltd.)
- Teneligliptin (approved in Japan in 2012)
- Alogliptin (FDA approved 2013, marketed by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company)
- Gemigliptin (being developed by LG Life Sciences)
- Dutogliptin (being developed by Phenomix Corporation), Phase III
Other chemicals which inhibit DDP4 include:
- Berberine, the common herbal dietary supplement, too inhibits dipeptidyl peptidase-4, which at least partly explains its antihyperglycemic activity.
- Lupeol, found in mango, red alder (Alnus rubra), and dandelion coffee.
Risks and side effects
Adverse effects, including nasopharyngitis, headache, nausea, hypersensitivity and skin reactions, have been observed in clinical studies.
A 2013 study of the DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin reported found "worrisome changes in the pancreases of the rats that could lead to pancreatic cancer". A second paper by the same authors reported an increase in precancerous lesions in the pancreases of organ donors who had taken GLP-1 inhibitors. In response to these reports, the United States FDA and the European Medicines Agency each undertook independent reviews of all clinical and preclinical data related to the possible association of DPP-IV inhibitors with pancreatic cancer. In a joint letter to the New England Journal of Medicines, the agencies stated that "Both agencies agree that assertions concerning a causal association between incretin-based drugs and pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, as expressed recently in the scientific literature and in the media, are inconsistent with the current data. The FDA and the EMA have not reached a final conclusion at this time regarding such a causal relationship. Although the totality of the data that have been reviewed provides reassurance, pancreatitis will continue to be considered a risk associated with these drugs until more data are available; both agencies continue to investigate this safety signal."
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See pages of this article for Galvus aka LAF237 (Novartis) and Januvia aka MK-0431 (Merck)
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Includes table describing an overview of type 2 diabetes drug therapies; 76 references.
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