Targeting Glucagon Pathway May Offer a New Approach to Treating Diabetes

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Maintaining the right level of sugar in the blood is the responsibility not only of insulin, which removes glucose, but also of a hormone called glucagon, which adds glucose. For decades, treatments for type II diabetes have taken aim at insulin, but a new study suggests that a better approach may be to target glucagon's sweetening effect.

The findings were published April 12 in the online edition of Cell Metabolism.

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Columbia University Medical Center (2012, April 12). Targeting glucagon pathway may offer a new approach to treating diabetes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2012/04/120412121211.htm
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