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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 23 March 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 12, p. nf22
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.12.nf22]

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{beta} Blocker

Diabetes-linked mutations cripple gene-control protein in pancreas cells

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/12/nf22

Abstract: The pancreas manages the body's rapid response to sugar. Now, researchers have identified a protein that apparently helps the organ fire up when sugar loads rise. Some diabetics have faults in the molecule, and the snags hinder the protein's ability to activate the insulin gene. But experts caution that further work is required to definitively link the molecule to diabetes.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, {beta} Blocker. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (12), nf22 (2005).

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