A diabetes drug candidate that got its start in an entomology lab at the University of California, Davis, has taken another step toward commercialization.

Arete Therapeutics, which spun out of UC Davis earlier this decade to develop drug candidates based on discoveries by entomology professor Bruce Hammock, said last month that it has commenced Phase II clinical trials for the compound, an oral inhibitor of an enzyme that metabolizes a key signaling molecule implicated in diabetes.

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