How a gene Linked to Obesity Could Provide New Insights into Diabetes


Source: Imperial College London

Summary: A gene previously linked with obesity has been found to affect how the body processes insulin, with potential implications for some forms of diabetes.


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A gene linked with obesity affects how pancreatic cells (pictured) processes insulin. Credit: Imperial College London


More Information: Steven J. Millership et al, “Neuronatin regulates pancreatic β cell insulin content and secretion”, Journal of Clinical Investigation (2018). DOI: 10.1172/JCI120115 


 

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