Naomi Sugimoto

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Mutation of the AMP deaminase 1 (AMPD1) gene, the predominate AMPD gene expressed in skeletal muscle, is one of the most common inherited defects in the Caucasian population; 2-3% of individuals in this ethnic group are homozygous for defects in the AMPD1 gene. Several studies of human subjects have reported variable results with some studies suggesting(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin resistance is one of the hallmark manifestations of obesity and Type II diabetes and reversal of this pathogenic abnormality is an attractive target for new therapies for Type II diabetes. A recent report that metformin, a drug known to reverse insulin resistance, demonstrated in vitro the metformin can inhibit AMP deaminase (AMPD)(More)
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