Canagliflozin is a novel, potent, and highly selective sodium glucose co-transporter (SGLT) 2 inhibitor . It has been proved that Canagliflozin can increase urine glucose excretion by reducing the renal glucose threshold and by decreasing the filtered glucose re-absorption .
Canagliflozin has been shown to inhibit the Na+-mediated 14C-AMG intakes in CHO-hSGLT2, CHO-rat SGLT2 and CHO-mouse SGLT2 with IC50 values of 4.4, 3.7 and 2.0 nM, respectively .
Canagliflozin has been reported to reduce the blood glucose (BG) levels dose-dependently in both db/db Mice and Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) Rats. Additionally, canagliflozin has proved to decrease the respiratory exchange ratio, and body weight in DIO mice and ZDF rats .
Canagliflozin can be taken orally .
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