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Expression of PPARα modifies fatty acid effects on insulin secretion in uncoupling protein-2 knockout miceDownload
Aims/hypothesis In uncoupling protein-2 (UCP2) knockout (KO) mice, protection of beta cells from fatty acid exposure is dependent upon transcriptional events mediated by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα). Methods PPARα expression was reduced in isolated islets from UCP2KO and...
Background Optimal pancreatic β-cell function is essential for the regulation of glucose homeostasis in both humans and animals and its impairment leads to the development of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a polygenic disease aggravated by environmental factors such as low physical activity or a...