Metals in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes

  title={Metals in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes},
  author={Abdul Rehman Khan and Fazli Rabbi Awan},
  booktitle={Journal of diabetes and metabolic disorders},
Minerals are one of the components of food, though they are not synthesized in the body but they are essential for optimal health. Several essential metals are required for the proper functioning of many enzymes, transcriptional factors and proteins important in various biochemical pathways. For example Zn, Mg and Mn are cofactors of hundreds of enzymes, and Zn is involved in the synthesis and secretion of insulin from the pancreatic beta-cells. Similarly, Cr enhances the insulin receptor… CONTINUE READING
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