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ce in a model of diabetes. The authors therefore suggest that developing therapeutics that prevent the hypusine modification of eIF5A might be a good way to preserve pancreatic beta cell function.

In an accompanying commentary, Joachim Hauber, at Heinrich-Pette-Institute for Experimental Virology and Immunology, Germany, agrees that targeting eIF5A hypusine modification might make a good therapeutic approach and discusses how these data provide new understanding of the function of eIF5A, information that has thus far been elusive to uncover.

TITLE: The unique hypusine modification of eIF5A promotes islet beta cell inflammation and dysfunction in mice

AUTHOR CONTACT:
Raghavendra G. Mirmira
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Phone: 317.274.4145; Fax: 317.274.4107; E-mail: rmirmira@iupui.edu.

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/38924?key=b2bc783a7aa254cd4fbd

ACCOMPANYING COMMENTARY
TITLE: Revisiting an old acquaintance: role for eIF5A in diabetes

AUTHOR CONTACT:
Joachim Hauber
Heinrich-Pette-Institute for Experimental Virology and Immunology, Hamburg, Germany.
Phone: 49.40.48051.241; Fax: 49.40.48051.184; E-mail: joachim.hauber@hpi.uni-hamburg.de.

View this article at: http://www.jci.org/articles/view/43237?key=15814398a23209e0d2ae


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