Note to users. If you're seeing this message, it means that your browser cannot find this page's style/presentation instructions -- or possibly that you are using a browser that does not support current Web standards. Find out more about why this message is appearing, and what you can do to make your experience of our site the best it can be.

Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 18 January 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 3, p. nf3
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2006.3.nf3]


Double Duty

Cholesterol-reducing receptor also curbs blood glucose

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Succeeding at two different jobs is tough. Take basketball superstar Michael Jordan's failed attempt to play baseball or actor Leonard Nimoy's abortive singing career. But according to new research, a metabolic protein adroitly pulls off two disparate tasks: controlling cholesterol concentrations as well as glucose amounts in the blood. The work shows that the protein helps diabetic mice rein in lipids and sugar. The discovery might lead to treatments that allow people with diabetes to do the same.

Citation: M. Leslie, Double Duty. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2006 (3), nf3 (2006).

Read the Full Text

To Advertise     Find Products

Science of Aging Knowledge Environment. ISSN 1539-6150