Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 12th, 2004
"The insulin receptor substrate-2 (Irs2) branch of the insulin/IGF signaling system coordinates peripheral insulin action and pancreatic beta cell function, so mice lacking Irs2 display similarities to humans with type 2 diabetes," researchers in the United States report.
"Here we show that beta cell-specific expression of Irs2 at a low or a high level delivered a graded physiologic response that promoted beta cell growth, survival, and insulin secretion that prevented diabetes in Irs2(-/-) mice, obese mice, and streptozotocin-treated mice; and that upon...
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