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Genetic Mutation Linked To Rare Diabetes Form
2012-09-18 14:13:02

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study, conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and their partners at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and the Novartis Institutes for Bio Medical Research, has managed to identify a specific genetic mechanism connected to mutations in the WFS1 gene that affects insulin-secreting beta cells. It is believed that this discovery will be paramount in increasing the understanding...

2012-08-07 23:33:26

Inflammation and cell stress play important roles in the death of insulin-secreting cells and are major factors in diabetes. Cell stress also plays a role in Wolfram syndrome, a rare, genetic disorder that afflicts children with many symptoms, including juvenile-onset diabetes. Now a molecule has been identified that's key to the cell stress-modulated inflammation that causes insulin cells to die, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University of...

2011-03-11 08:44:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Ten years ago, research scientist began trying to understand how a specific feature of a cell called an L-type calcium channel might be related to genetic deafness syndrome. This specific feature created a knockout mouse missing both copies of the CACNA1D gene; a gene which makes protein, and allows calcium to flow into other cells. The CACNA1D gene is also important in relaying important instructions from one cell to another. Although the knockout mouse was created...

2009-12-17 16:53:43

A gene associated with a rare form of progressive deafness in males has been identified by an international team of researchers funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The gene, PRPS1, appears to be crucial in inner ear development and maintenance. The findings are published in the Dec. 17 early online issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. "This discovery offers exciting therapeutic implications," said James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.,...


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