Enhanced autophagy could help treat diabetes

Enhancing autophagy—the cellular process that breaks down and removes unneeded components—in fat tissue could help treat diabetes, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Cell Reports. Beclin 1/Becn1, an autophagy-promoting protein, sensitized cells to insulin through a pathway involving the hormone adiponectin. Congcong He, Ph.D., assistant professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and senior […]

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