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A hormone responsible for the body's stress response is also linked to the growth of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, according to JDRF- funded researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California.
The neuropeptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) makes cameo appearances throughout the body, but its leading role is as the opening act in the stress response, jump-starting the process along the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., today announced the completion of patient enrollment in its Phase 3 clinical study DEFEND-1, which is evaluating the safety and efficacy of otelixizumab, a targeted T cell immunomodulator, in patients with new-onset autoimmune type 1 diabetes.
New research in the FASEB Journal reports that the G6PD protein, which produces the essential antioxidant NAPDH, could prevent the death of pancreatic beta cells, the root cause of diabetes.
MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec.
-- Program Focuses on Discovery and Development of Drugs to Promote Beta Cell Survival and Function in Diabetes -- NEW YORK, Dec.
How a specific gene within the pancreas affects secretion of insulin has been discovered by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in collaboration with Japanese and American universities.
GORDONSVILLE, Va., Nov.
MIT cancer biologists have identified a subpopulation of cells that can give rise to pancreatic cancer.
Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...
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