Lucy Marzban

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Type 2 diabetes is associated with progressive beta-cell failure manifest as a decline in insulin secretion and increasing hyperglycemia. A growing body of evidence suggests that beta-cell failure in type 2 diabetes correlates with the formation of pancreatic islet amyloid deposits, indicating that islet amyloid may have an important role in beta-cell loss(More)
OBJECTIVE Islet amyloid, formed by aggregation of the beta-cell peptide islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP; amylin), is a pathological characteristic of pancreatic islets in type 2 diabetes. Toxic IAPP aggregates likely contribute to the progressive loss of beta-cells in this disease. We used cultured human islets as an ex vivo model of amyloid formation to(More)
OBJECTIVE During hypoinsulinemia, when cardiac glucose utilization is impaired, the heart rapidly adapts to using more fatty acids. One means by which this is achieved is through lipoprotein lipase (LPL). We determined the mechanisms by which the heart regulates LPL after acute hypoinsulinemia. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We used two different doses of(More)
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