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Sugar Production Switch in Liver May Offer Target for New Diabetes Therapies

(Science Daily)  In their extraordinary quest to decode human metabolism, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a pair of molecules that regulates the liver's production of glucose -- -- the simple sugar that is the source of energy in human cells and the central player in diabetes…
[T]he scientists say that controlling the activity of these two molecules -- -- which work together to allow more or less glucose production -- -- could potentially offer a new way to lower blood sugar to treat insulin-resistant type II diabetes. They showed, through an experimental technique, that this was possible in diabetic mice.
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