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Loss Of Enzyme Produces Diabetes-Like Symptoms

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June 1, 2001
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Researchers have identified a protein that appears to play an important role in signaling muscle cells to take up glucose from the bloodstream. In genetic studies in mice, researchers knocked out the gene that produces the enzyme Akt2 and noted that the mice developed insulin resistance and symptoms that resembled type 2 diabetes.

June 1, 2001 -- Researchers have identified a protein that appears to play an important role in signaling muscle cells to take up glucose from the bloodstream.


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