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).

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