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β-cell CD36 linked to insulin secretion

β-cell CD36 linked to insulin secretion

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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41574-020-0360-x

Obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, it is incompletely understood why some individuals with obesity develop the disease and others do not. To answer this question, Mototsugu Nagao, Lena Eliasson and colleagues studied pancreatic islets from people with obesity who had developed T2DM and compared them with islets from people with obesity who had not developed T2DM.