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Latest Pancreatic hormones Stories

2012-07-09 11:24:01

Selectively modifying hormones and using them as medicinal substances Researchers at the RUB and from Berkeley have used metal complexes to modify peptide hormones. In the Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report for the first time on the three-dimensional structure of the resulting metal-peptide compounds. "With this work, we have laid the molecular foundation for the development of better medicines" says Prof. Raphael Stoll from the Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry at...

2012-06-12 14:24:43

JDRF-funded researchers from Oregon Health and Science University and Legacy Health discovered a method to stabilize liquid glucagon for automated pump delivery JDRF-funded researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Legacy Health have discovered a liquid glucagon formulation that may be useable in standard diabetes pumps. Such a formulation could broaden the use of glucagon to help prevent hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are treated with insulin....

2012-04-13 05:28:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose. For decades, treatments for type II diabetes have taken aim at insulin, but a new study suggests that a better approach may be to target glucagon's sweetening effect. "What we've found is a way to reduce glucagon's influence on blood sugar without the side effects of global glucagon...

2012-04-12 21:04:31

Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose. For decades, treatments for type II diabetes have taken aim at insulin, but a new study suggests that a better approach may be to target glucagon's sweetening effect. "What we've found is a way to reduce glucagon's influence on blood sugar without the side effects of global glucagon repression," said Ira Tabas, MD,...

2012-01-04 12:01:11

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues have discovered a new protein that may play a critical role in how the human body regulates blood sugar levels. Reporting in the current issue of Pancreas, the research team says the protein may represent a new target for treating type 1 diabetes. "This data may change the current thinking about what causes type 1 diabetes," said Bryon E. Petersen, Ph.D., professor of regenerative...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

The Health-Science Magazine Eurekamag.com provides insights into scientific topics related to health and the biological background behind health-related disorders. Such new reviews are published on a daily basis. The latest inclusions in this collection of reviews comprise the two gastroenterological topics "Pancreas Function" and Norovirus. (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 The Health-Science Magazine Eurekamag.com provides insights into scientific topics related to health and the biological...

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...

2011-05-13 10:26:30

HDAC inhibitors may provide a novel way to cut excessive blood glucose levels at the source A uniquely collaborative study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies uncovered a novel mechanism that turns up glucose production in the liver when blood sugar levels drop, pointing towards a new class of drugs for the treatment of metabolic disease. Their findings, published in the May 13, 2011, issue of the journal Cell, revealed a crucial role for so called histone...


Latest Pancreatic hormones Reference Libraries

Pancreas
2013-01-02 11:22:15

The pancreas is a digestive and an endocrine organ with both endocrine and exocrine functions. It is about six inches long located in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity. The head of the pancreas lies within the indentation of the duodenum and is connected to it by the pancreatic duct. The uncinate process extends from the head and the neck connects to the body of the pancreas, which lies directly behind the stomach. The tail of the pancreas extends to the left side of the body and is...

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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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