Amylin Uncovered: A Review on the Polypeptide Responsible for Type II Diabetes

@inproceedings{Pillay2013AmylinUA,
  title={Amylin Uncovered: A Review on the Polypeptide Responsible for Type II Diabetes},
  author={Karen Pillay and Patrick Govender},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2013}
}
Amylin is primarily responsible for classifying type II diabetes as an amyloid (protein misfolding) disease as it has great potential to aggregate into toxic nanoparticles, thereby resulting in loss of pancreatic β-cells. Although type II diabetes is on the increase each year, possibly due to bad eating habits of modern society, research on the culprit for this disease is still in its early days. In addition, unlike the culprit for Alzheimer's disease, amyloid β-peptide, amylin has failed to… CONTINUE READING
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