Published in Genomics and Genetics Weekly, March 4th, 2005
"A mutation of the CD36 gene that encodes a fatty acid transporter has been reported to play a role in insulin resistance in spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR). Statins reduce circulating cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations. The objective of this study was to determine the role of CD36 and the significance of statin therapy in insulin-resistance syndromes. We determined the isometric relaxation induced by acetylcholine or lecithinized superoxide dismutase (SOD) in aortas obtained from Otsuka Long Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats, a model of insulin resistance and...
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