Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 24th, 2005
"T-lymphocytes (T-cells) are unique in that unlike monocytes, they have no insulin receptors, and are insulin insensitive, but upon activation with antigens develop insulin, IGF-1, and IL-2 receptors, and become insulin-sensitive tissues. In vivo activation of these cells has now been demonstrated in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis. We analyzed the genomics and proteomics of activated and non-activated CD4+ and CD8+ T-cells of normal subjects using Affymetrix microarray gene chips and...
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