Рharmacogenetic Aspects of Metformin Action in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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N.V. Pasechko
O.M. Oleshchuk
G.Ya. Loi


Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a slowly-progressive polygenic metabolic disorder resulting from ineffective insulin cascading in the body. The goals of the treatment strategies for T2DM are to minimize long-term micro- and macrovascular complications by achieving an optimized glycemic control. Metformin is a first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus, and is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs worldwide. However, the glycemic response to metformin is quite variable. Some patients still have a high glucose level while receiving metformin as well as have serious side effects. Inter-individual variability in response to metformin is due to polymorphisms in genes encoding drug receptors, transporters, and metabolizing enzymes for example, genetic variants in solute carrier transporters (SLC22A1-3, SLC47A1 and SLC47A2) actively involved in glycemic management of metformin.

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Pasechko, N., O. Oleshchuk, and G. Loi. “Рharmacogenetic Aspects of Metformin Action in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY (Ukraine), no. 8.80, Jan. 2017, pp. 66-72, doi:10.22141/2224-0721.8.80.2016.89542.
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