Different role of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids in beta-cell apoptosis.

Abstract

It is believed that free fatty acids contribute to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes in humans. We have recently shown that lipoapoptosis of human beta-cells is specifically induced by saturated fatty acids while unsaturated had no effect. In the present study we tested the effect of co-incubation of different saturated and unsaturated free fatty acids on… (More)

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@article{Eitel2002DifferentRO, title={Different role of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids in beta-cell apoptosis.}, author={Katrin Eitel and Harald Staiger and Mathias D. Brendel and Daniel Brandhorst and R. Bretzel and Hans-Ulrich H{\"a}ring and Monika Kellerer}, journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications}, year={2002}, volume={299 5}, pages={853-6} }