Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 9th, 2005
According to recent research from Germany, "Increases in glutamine:fructose-6-phosphate aminotransferase (GFAT) protein levels directly activate flux through the hexosamine biosynthetic pathway. This pathway has been involved as a fuel sensor in energy metabolism and development of insulin resistance. We screened the 5'-flanking region of the human GFAT gene for polymorphisms and subsequently genotyped 412 nondiabetic, metabolically characterized Caucasians for the two single-nucleotide...
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