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Diabetes discovery: Protein pathway points to possible treatment

Christopher Wanjek
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:30 CDT

Scientists have discovered that one of the most diabolical proteins implicated in diabetes not only kills insulin-producing cells through one mechanism, but also damages the cells it doesn't kill through a second, novel mechanism.

Reigning in this rogue protein, called TXNIP, could significantly control diabetes, a disease that affects nearly 9 percent of Americans and is rapidly becoming a major cause of death and disability worldwide.

The scientists, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, identified several never-before-realized routes to target TXNIP with drugs. Their study appears today (Aug. 25) in the journal Nature Medicine.

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All diabetics are magnesium deficient. Magnesium deficiency inhibits enzyme function, systemic enzymes clear the pancreas for it to release insulin. Hmmm, its a circle, get adequate amounts of vitamin D, zinc, enzymes, magnesium ... looks like diabetes can be beat.