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Diabetes - Perspectives in Drug Therapy

  • Mathias Schwanstecher


  • Features excellent reviews of international experts on cutting edge diabetes research

  • Provides a detailed up to date overview of cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in obesity driven development of type 2 diabetes

  • Focuses on potential novel drug targets, thus opening the way for innovative strategies in diabetes and obesity therapy


Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 203)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christina Schwanstecher, Mathias Schwanstecher
    Pages 1-33
  3. Monique Heald, Michael A. Cawthorne
    Pages 35-51
  4. Vincenzo Di Marzo, Fabiana Piscitelli, Raphael Mechoulam
    Pages 75-104
  5. Rolf K. H. Kinne, Francisco Castaneda
    Pages 105-126
  6. Antje Garten, Stefanie Petzold, Susanne Schuster, Antje Körner, Jürgen Kratzsch, Wieland Kiess
    Pages 147-164
  7. Tamara L. Allen, Vance B. Matthews, Mark A. Febbraio
    Pages 179-199
  8. Kathrin Maedler, Gitanjali Dharmadhikari, Desiree M. Schumann, Joachim Størling
    Pages 257-278
  9. Benoit Viollet, Fabrizio Andreelli
    Pages 303-330
  10. Paula I. Moreira, Catarina R. Oliveira
    Pages 331-356
  11. Franz M. Matschinsky, Bogumil Zelent, Nicolai M. Doliba, Klaus H. Kaestner, Jane M. Vanderkooi, Joseph Grimsby et al.
    Pages 357-401
  12. Kathrin Maedler, Gitanjali Dharmadhikari, Desiree M. Schumann, Joachim Størling
    Pages E1-E1
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 403-408

About this book


Every 5 seconds someone somewhere is diagnosed with diabetes, and every 10 seconds someone dies of it. Even worse, worldwide incidence rates still inexorably escalate. Thus, it is pressing to envisage the extent of the diabetes problem and ensure synergistic approaches aiming in alleviation of its ghastly toll. The chapters of this book report cutting-edge research on molecular events in adiposity and type 2 diabetes, thus opening the way for innovative drug-based therapeutic strategies. It addresses all those who wish to keep in touch with recent developments in the field.


antidiabetic therapy diabetes insulin resistance obesity ß-cell

Editors and affiliations

  • Mathias Schwanstecher
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät Lebenswissenschaften Molekulare Pharmakologie und ToxikologieTechnische Universität BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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