How Insulin Works

submitted by: trevbt

Scientific American entry for Iron Egg Head demonstrating how insulin works in the body.


Dietary Selenium Deficiency Partially Rescues Type 2 Diabetes–Like Phenotypes of Glutathione Peroxidase-1–Overexpressing Male Mice

submitted by: xlei
This study was conducted to determine whether dietary Se deficiency precluded overproduction of glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX1) activity in mice overexpressing (OE) this gene and thus rescued their type 2 diabetes–like phenotypes. A total of 20 male OE and wild-type (WT) mice were fed an Se-deficient (<0.02 mg/kg) diet or an Se-supplemented (0.3 mg/kg as sodium selenite) diet from 1 to 5 mo of age. Dietary Se deficiency eliminated or attenuated (P < 0.05) genotype differences in...
Authors: Xin Gen Lei, Li Li, Matt Pepper, Carol Roneker, Marko Vatamaniuk, Xi Yan

Structural Comparison of Mammalian Insulin and their Immunological Effects of Humans

submitted by: jlfink

A video accompanying a poster presentation by Julian Sesma and Jesus Sesma from Castle Park High School. From the RCSB Summer Course in Introductory Bioinformatics as part of the Howard Hughes Scholars Program, UCSD.