Review Article | Volume: 7, Issue: 10, October, 2017

Role of AMPK and its possible interactions in metformin therapy and physical exercise-Research perspectives

Lucas Eduardo Campos de Oliveira Luiz Augusto da Silva Jéssica Wouk Vinícius Müller Reis Weber Camila da Luz Eltchechem Pablo de Almeida Julio Cesar Lacerda Martins Flavia Angela Servat Martins Carlos Ricardo Maneck Malfatti Raul Osiecki   

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Published:  Oct 30, 2017

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.71029

Insulin resistance results in increased blood glucose, called hyperglycemia, leading to the onset of diabetes mellitus. A better function in glucose uptake caused by metformin and physical exercise are interesting strategies for the control of hyperglycemia. Studies demonstrate expressive and beneficial results of physical exercise associated with metformin in response to the activation of a protein called AMPK, which stimulates Glut4 translocation, which improves the glucose sensitivity and hyperglycemia reduction. The present review seeks understanding on the effects of physical exercise and Metformin on the AMPK enzyme in the metabolism of glucose in diabetic people.

Keyword:     AMPK Diabetes Physical Exercise.


Oliveira LEC, Silva LA, Wouk J, Weber VM, Eltchechem CL, Almeida P, Martins JCL, Martins FAS, Malfatti CRM, Osiecki R. Role of AMPK and its possible interactions in metformin therapy and physical exercise - Research perspectives. J App Pharm Sci, 2017; 7 (10): 196-199.

Copyright: © The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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