Arrowhead Research Corporation (ARWR) Announces New Study Demonstrating Rapid Improvement in Pro-Diabetic Metabolic Markers With Anti-Obesity Drug Candidate, Adipotide
6/26/2012 11:13:14 AM
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a targeted therapeutics company, today announced the publication of data demonstrating that its anti-obesity drug candidate, Adipotide, induces rapid metabolic changes with implications for Type II diabetes. An independent laboratory reported that obese mice treated with Adipotide displayed significantly improved insulin sensitivity, improved glucose tolerance, and a reduction in serum triglycerides after only 2-3 days of treatment. These effects occurred independent of and prior to Adipotide-induced weight loss. The findings, published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Diabetes Association (Diabetes Epub June 25, 2012), are presented in a paper titled "Rapid and weight-independent improvement of glucose tolerance induced by a peptide designed to elicit apoptosis in adipose tissue endothelium." The research team is led by Director of the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, Dr. Randy Seeley.