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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-26504

Donath, M Y; Böni-Schnetzler, M; Ellingsgaard, H; Ehses, J A (2009). Islet inflammation impairs the pancreatic beta-cell in type 2 diabetes. Physiology, 24:325-331.

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Abstract

Onset of Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreatic beta-cell fails to adapt to the increased insulin demand caused by insulin resistance. Morphological and therapeutic intervention studies have uncovered an inflammatory process in islets of patients with Type 2 diabetes characterized by the presence of cytokines, immune cells, beta-cell apoptosis, amyloid deposits, and fibrosis. This insulitis is due to a pathological activation of the innate immune system by metabolic stress and governed by IL-1 signaling. We propose that this insulitis contributes to the decrease in beta-cell mass and the impaired insulin secretion observed in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:04 Jan 2010 10:18
Last Modified:01 Dec 2013 06:18
Publisher:American Physiological Society
ISSN:1548-9221
Publisher DOI:10.1152/physiol.00032.2009
PubMed ID:19996363
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 79
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 88

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