Study links enzyme with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes

05/18/2011 | EndocrineWeb.com

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that insulin resistance rates rose as levels of the PKC-delta enzyme increased in tested mice. Researchers said insulin-resistant mice also had elevated PKC-delta levels in the liver and other tissues. The findings suggest that the enzyme could be a marker for insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes, which may improve disease intervention in humans, experts added.

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