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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Anti-diabetic drug binding site in a mammalian KATP channel revealed by Cryo-EM

    Gregory M Martin et al.
    A structure of a pancreatic ATP-sensitive potassium channel complex at 3.63Å resolution obtained by cryo-electron microscopy reveals how a commonly used anti-diabetic drug interacts with and inhibits the channel to stimulate insulin secretion.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Insulin: Folding mutations suppress early beta-cell proliferation

    Honey Modi, James D Johnson
    Exploring how proliferation and maturation of beta-cells can be impaired after birth will shed light on the origins of various forms of diabetes.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Corrupted adipose tissue endogenous myelopoiesis initiates diet-induced metabolic disease

    Elodie Luche et al.
    Adipose tissue derived hematopoietic stem cells from diabetic mice transplanted into healthy animals on a normal diet increase inflammation in adipose tissue and trigger the development of a diabetic state in the recipient animals.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Reversal of β cell de-differentiation by a small molecule inhibitor of the TGFβ pathway

    Barak Blum et al.
    Loss of mature β cell identity in diabetes can be prevented and rescued by small molecule inhibitors of the TGFβ pathway.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Expansion and conversion of human pancreatic ductal cells into insulin-secreting endocrine cells

    Jonghyeob Lee et al.
    Cells from the human pancreatic duct can be grown in culture and triggered to become insulin-producing cells, which could potentially be transplanted into patients with diabetes.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Fish-hunting cone snail venoms are a rich source of minimized ligands of the vertebrate insulin receptor

    Peter Ahorukomeye et al.
    The unique modus operandi of cone snail venom insulins provides new insight into insulin receptor activation and informs on the design of insulin analogs for the treatment of diabetes.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Insulin mutations impair beta-cell development in a patient-derived iPSC model of neonatal diabetes

    Diego Balboa et al.
    Mutations causing proinsulin misfolding trigger unfolded protein response and lead to impaired proliferation and reduced mTORC1 signalling of developing beta-cells in a patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell disease model.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Diabetes: Partners for life

    Lena Eliasson, Anna Wendt
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    1. Cell Biology

    Epigenetics: How does obesity lead to insulin resistance?

    Chan Hee J Choi, Paul Cohen
    Experiments on mice show that an enzyme called DNA methyltransferase 3a is involved in insulin resistance via an epigenetic mechanism.
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