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The pancreatic β-cell: birth, life and death

Rutter, Guy A. and Wong, F. Susan 2008. The pancreatic β-cell: birth, life and death. Biochemical Society Transactions 36 (3) , pp. 267-271. 10.1042/BST0360267

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Defective insulin secretion is a hallmark of all forms of diabetes. Whereas Type 1 diabetes has long been known to result from the immune-mediated destruction of β-cells, Type 2 diabetes appears to involve both loss of β-cell mass and glucose sensitivity in the face of extrapancreatic insulin resistance. We summarize here the proceedings of a Biochemical Society Focused Meeting, held at the St Thomas campus of King's College London in December 2007, which highlighted recent research advances targeting the β-cell

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Portland Press
ISSN: 0300-5127
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 13:35

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