Antidiabetic sulfonylureas for stroke

The antidiabetic sulfonylureas, which inhibit ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP) channels in pancreatic beta cells and stimulate insulin release in diabetes mellitus, mediate their effect on KATP channels via a high-affinity sulfonylurea receptor (SUR). But when looked at retrospectively in diabetic patients with ischemic stroke, patients treated with these drugs also seemd to be protected against stroke,…

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