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Diabetic nephropathy is the primary cause of end-stage renal disease. Increasing numbers of patients are suffering from this disease and therefore novel medications and therapeutic approaches are urgently needed. Here, we investigated whether apelin-13, the most active member of the adipokine apelin group, could effectively suppress the development of(More)
Global epidemic studies have suggested that coffee consumption is reversely correlated with the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a metabolic disease. The misfolding of human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) is regarded as one of the causative factors of T2DM. Coffee extracts have three major active components: caffeine, caffeic acid (CA), and(More)
Cinnamon consumption has been found to associate with the attenuation of diabetes mellitus. The misfolding of human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) is regarded as a causative factor of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Here, we investigated whether cinnamon has any beneficial effect on the toxic aggregation of hIAPP. We found that cinnamon water extract(More)
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