Genetic variation in Cdk5 Regulatory Associated Protein 1-Like 1 (CDKAL1) is associated with the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Dysfunction of CDKAL1 impairs the translation of proinsulin, which leads to glucose intolerance. Eperisone, an antispasmodic agent, has been shown to ameliorate glucose intolerance in Cdkal1- deficient mice. We have launched a phase II clinical study to investigate the potential anti-diabetic effect of eperisone in T2D patients carrying risk or non-risk alleles of CDKAL1. The primary endpoint is the change of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels. We also examined whether the efficacy of eperisone in T2D patients is associated with CDKAL1 activity.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Medica Okayama|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Insulin secretion
- Single nucleotide polymorphism