Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 August 2005
Lethargic pancreas gene might unleash diabetes
Abstract: If the manager at a fast-food joint always knocks off early, the other employees probably won't work very hard. Similarly, a "supervisor" gene that slacks off in pancreas cells might help trigger diabetes, a new study shows. Losing the gene thwarts the activity of other genes that control how the cells respond to glucose and release insulin. The work might provide a new target for antidiabetes drugs.
Citation: M. Leslie, Beta Testing. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (33), nf65 (2005).
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