Chemical Name: 3-Ethyl-2,5-dihydro-4-methyl-N-[2-[4-[[[[(trans-4-methylcyclohexyl)amino]carbonyl]amino]sulfonyl]phenyl]ethyl]-2-oxo-1H-pyrrole-1-carboxamide
Biological ActivityGlimepiride is a potent Kir6 (KATP) channel blocker and anti-diabetic agent. Inhibits pinacidil-activated cardiac Kir6 channels with an IC50 of 6.8 nM.
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Effect of metabolic inhibition on glimep. block of native and cloned cardiac sacrolemmal KATP channels.
Lawrence et al.
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In pancreatic beta cells,ATP dependent potassium channels regulate glucose-dependent insulin secretion and serve as the target for sulfonylurea drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes.To understand the role of BK channels on insulin secretion,Glimepiride was used.