Exenatide Derived from the saliva of the gila monster, is a 39 amino acid peptide that mimics the GLP-1 incretin, an insulin secretagogue with glucoregulatory effects. Typical responses to exenatide include improvements in the initial rapid release of endogenous insulin, suppression of glucagon release by the pancreas, regulation of gastric empyting, and reduced appetite - all of which function to lower blood glucose. Exenatide is self-regulating in that it lowers blood sµgar when levels are elevated but does not continue to lower blood sµgar when levels return to normal, unlike with sulfonylureas or insulins.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
The Exenatide peptide was lyophilized from a concentrated solution with no additives.
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Exenatide in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100 µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.
Lyophilized Exenatide althoµgh stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution Exenatide should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.