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Partnering with Science

Title: Partnering with Science: New Hope for the Effective Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes.
Name(s): Blaber, Michael, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2016
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research scientists are exploring new physiological pathways and new therapeutics to regulate glucose in people living with type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21) has the ability to regulate blood glucose levels; however, these effects are temporary. In another promising development, activation of the fibroblast growth factor receptor-1 (FGFR-1) using a specifically designed antibody has shown to be effective in regulating glucose and is capable of long residence times in the blood. Scientists are also exploring the role of FGF-1, another member of the FGF family, in fat remodeling and glucose regulation. It is possible that the regulation of blood glucose levels by FGF-1 might actually involve regulation of a neural pathway (as opposed to a systemic metabolic pathway). People living with diabetes can have hope that scientists are close to developing novel therapeutics to regulate glucose over an extended period of time.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1606753481_a0a005fb (IID), 10.17125/plaid.2016.74 (DOI)
Keywords: diabetes, fibroblast growth factor 21, FGF-21, glucose, regulation
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Use and Reproduction: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0)
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: PLAID: People Living with And Inspired by Diabetes.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 2

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Blaber, M. (2016). Partnering with Science: New Hope for the Effective Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Plaid: People Living With And Inspired By Diabetes. Retrieved from