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2011-10-11 05:52:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are some genes we wish would not fit.  Ten years of mouse breeding, screening, and record-keeping have finally paid off for Alan Attie and his lab members.  A recent study has pinpointed a gene that gives diabetes susceptibility in obese mice. They also showed that the protein coded by the gene, called tomosyn-2, acts as a brake on insulin secretion from the pancreas. "It's too early for us to know how relevant this gene will be to human diabetes,"...

2011-10-10 19:37:17

The number of individuals with type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. One of the main risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes is resistance of cells in the body (particularly liver, fat, and skeletal muscle cells) to the effects of the hormone insulin. Substantially reducing caloric intake enhances the sensitivity of skeletal muscle to insulin. Defining the molecular signals within skeletal muscle linking caloric restriction to improved insulin action could provide new targets...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

A team of researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia has discovered a new food insulin index (FII) algorithm for use in estimating the amount of insulin that Type 1 diabetics should receive when eating meals as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 Algorithm for Estimating Mealtime Insulin Dose More Effective than Carb Counting: A team of researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia has discovered a new food insulin index (FII) algorithm for...

2011-09-27 13:03:25

Salk researchers identify cellular mechanism in the pancreas that turns on insulin production Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how a hormone turns on a series of molecular switches inside the pancreas that increases production of insulin. The finding, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, raises the possibility that new designer drugs might be able to turn on key molecules in this pathway to help the 80 million Americans who have type 2...


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2010-12-03 18:12:26

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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