Palmitate-induced apoptosis of microvascular endothelial cells and pericytes.

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BACKGROUND Recent observations in the EURODIAB Complications Study demonstrated that markers of insulin resistance are strong risk factors for retinopathy incidence in patients with diabetes. However, the molecular mechanism underlying this remains to be elucidated. In this study, we investigated the influence of palmitate, a major saturated free fatty acid… (More)

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