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Date:6/17/2010

scovery for GPCRs provides a strong platform for development of new therapies for Type II diabetes."

About GPR119 Agonists

GPR119 is a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) that has been implicated as a novel target for the treatment of Type II diabetes.  The activation of GPR119 receptors located in the digestive system stimulates incretins, resulting in increased insulin production, while activation of GPR119 receptors located on pancreatic islet beta cells also stimulates insulin secretion.

About Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is characterized by the reduced ability to secrete and respond to insulin. Drugs which can enhance the secretion of insulin in response to rising blood glucose levels can improve blood glucose control without increased risk of hypoglycemia. Nearly 25 million suffer from Type II diabetes in the United States alone with a worldwide prevalence of nearly 200 million. Recent estimates put the total direct and indirect costs of diabetes at $174 billion.

About Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on neurological and endocrine diseases and disorders. Our product candidates address some of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world including endometriosis, anxiety, depression, pain, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, and other neurological and endocrine related diseases and disorders. Neurocrine Biosciences news releases are available through the Company's website via the internet at http://
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