Impact of transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) on pancreatic islet function and morphology in mice and men.
Common genetic variations in the gene encoding transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) reveal the strongest association with type 2-diabetes known to date. These lead to impaired insulin production and output, but the mechanisms of disease remain incompletely known. In this issue of Diabetologia, two publications provide new insights into TCF7L2-dependent diabetes.
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SourceDiabetologia 55:10 2012 Oct pg 2559-61
Islets of Langerhans
Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide
Transcription Factor 7-Like 2 Protein
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