Special Issue "Anti-Obesity Drugs"


A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Raj Padwal

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, 2J2.00 WC Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, 8440 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7, USA
Interests: antiobesity drugs; bariatric surgery; bariatric care; hypertension; health outcomes research

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  • antiobesity drug
  • sibutramine
  • orlistat
  • lipase inhibitor
  • cetilistat
  • contrave
  • empatic
  • buproprion
  • zonisamide
  • naltrexone
  • tesofensine
  • endocannabinoid receptor blocker
  • rimonabant
  • incretin
  • beta-3 blocker
  • adrenergic reuptake inhibitor
  • lorcaserin
  • serotonin agonist

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p. 3494-3521
by  and
Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(12), 3494-3521; doi:10.3390/ph3123494
Received: 5 October 2010 / Revised: 17 November 2010 / Accepted: 23 November 2010 / Published: 24 November 2010
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p. 2398-2415
by , , , , ,  and
Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(8), 2398-2415; doi:10.3390/ph3082398
Received: 8 June 2010 / Revised: 9 July 2010 / Accepted: 15 July 2010 / Published: 27 July 2010
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p. 125-145
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Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(1), 125-145; doi:10.3390/ph3010125
Received: 8 November 2009 / Revised: 7 January 2010 / Accepted: 11 January 2010 / Published: 12 January 2010
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Manuscript ID: Pharmaceuticals-antiobsi-20090905-Tzotzas-gr
Type of Paper: Review
Title: The Effect of Incretin-Based Pharmacotherapy on Body Weight
Author: Spiridon Karras, Gerasimos Krassas and Themistoklis Tzotzas; E-Mail: tzotzas@otenet.gr
Abstract: Incretin–based pharmacotherapy, represented by Glucagon-Like Peptide-1(GLP-1) mimetics and DPP-4 inhibitors, offers a new therapeutic approach in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM).These glucosemodulatory agents enhance insulin secretion, lower fasting and postprandial glucose, suppress glucagon secretion and may have pleiotropic metabolic effects; additionally, they participate in the reduction of gastric emptying. Clinical studies demonstrated that GLP-1 mimetics increase postprandial satiety leading to reduced food intake and weight loss. These drugs induce food intake suppression mediated by distinct, but overlapping, peripheral and central pathways. On the contrary, DPP-4 inhibitors have a weight neutral effect. This review summarizes the current knowledge on the effect of incretin–based pharmacotherapy on body weight in T2DM and proposes an integrated model of the incretins on food intake .

Last update: 13 August 2012

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