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LX4211 for Diabetes Shown to Reduce Fasting and Post-Prandial Blood Sugar in Healthy Subjects
Date:9/13/2011

le metabolic effects in healthy subjects, together with the safety profile observed to date, suggest that LX4211 could be considered earlier in the diabetes treatment paradigm, perhaps including the potential treatment of pre-diabetes in patients with impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose (IGT/IFG)."

About the Clinical Trial

The clinical trial was designed to assess the effect of different LX4211 dose schedules relative to meal time  in healthy subjects when taken as a single daily dose (400 mg) or a split dose (200 mg twice daily).  Subjects were randomized to LX4211 in an ordered sequence to assess the pharmacodynamic effects of different dosing times, ranging from 1 hour prior to meals to immediately prior to meals.  Pharmacodynamic effects, include urinary glucose excretion, fasting plasma glucose, insulin, PYY and GLP-1 (total and active) were assessed at multiple time points during the 12-day dosing period.

About Lexicon

Lexicon is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease.  Lexicon currently has four drug programs in mid-stage development for diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, carcinoid syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis, all of which were discovered by Lexicon's research team.  Lexicon has used its proprietary gene knockout technology to identify more than 100 promising drug targets.  Lexicon has focused drug discovery efforts on these biologically-validated targets to create its extensive pipeline of clinical and preclinical programs.  For additional information about Lexicon and its programs, please visit www.lexpharma.com.

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