Platypus venom may contain a better version of GLP-1 receptor agonist

The GLP-1 analogue exenatide (Byetta) was developed from the venom of a Mexican lizard and Australian scientists are now aiming to go one better and source a superior incretin mimetic from the duck billed platypus. Adelaide researchers have already characterised a unique form of glucagon-like peptide-1 from the monotreme and are now investigating whether the ...

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