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The battle for CRTC2: How obesity increases the risk for diabetes
Date:6/21/2009

of persistent stress.

Explains Wang, "Our study helps to explain why obese people have a stronger tendency to become diabetic. When ER stress signaling is abnormal glucose output is actually increased."

"It is possible that mutations in the highly conserved CRTC2 lead to a predisposition to inappropriate gluconeogenesis," says Montminy, who is now trying to identify natural mutations in CRTC2 that may lead to insulin resistance in carriers.


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