Exenatide Therapy Increases Key Frataxin Protein Levels, Study Finds

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PERTINENT TO FRIEDRICH’S ATAXIA: Exenatide, a drug that mimics the effects of the gut hormone GLP-1, increased the levels of frataxin — a protein involved in iron metabolism, whose deficiency leads to Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) — in a mouse model of the disease, a new study shows. Treatment with exanatide also improved the […]