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What does GLP stand for?

GLP stands for Glucagon-Like Peptide

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This early study from an internationally-renowned team at Imperial College London provides 'first in human' evidence that a combined therapy using the hormones glucagon and glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) may form the basis for a new treatment for obesity and diabetes in the future.
The company spent nearly 10 years developing a molecule that would act like a naturally occurring hormone called GLP-1, short for glucagon-like peptide 1, a naturally occurring compound that works on different organs to lower blood sugar levels.
Called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1), the beneficial compound stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas and maintains insulin-making beta cells housed in that organ.
A new class of experimental drugs that mimic the actions of the hormone glucagon-like peptide 1 showed benefits against type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes.
Previous studies on that gut hormones, such as peptide YY (PYY) and glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1), has shown that their release after a meal acts on the brain and induces satiety and meal termination.