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  Prof. Susumu Seino identified a new potential therapeutic target
  for treatment of diabetes mellitus  

Prof. Susumu Seino (Division of Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology,
Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine) and his colleagues found that Epac2 binds to sulfonylurea and promotes insulin secretion from pancreatic beta cells.

This study leads to development of a new therapeutic medicine for treatment of diabetes mellitus, and is published in the July 31 edition of ScienceiScience. 325(5940): 607-610, 2009). Refer to web site of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) for more details of this study.
  Dr. Susumu Seino
 
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