Zinc and diabetes--clinical links and molecular mechanisms.

  title={Zinc and diabetes--clinical links and molecular mechanisms.},
  author={Judith Jansen and Wolfram Karges and Lothar Rink},
  journal={The Journal of nutritional biochemistry},
  volume={20 6},
Zinc is an essential trace element crucial for the function of more than 300 enzymes and it is important for cellular processes like cell division and apoptosis. Hence, the concentration of zinc in the human body is tightly regulated and disturbances of zinc homeostasis have been associated with several diseases including diabetes mellitus, a disease characterized by high blood glucose concentrations as a consequence of decreased secretion or action of insulin. Zinc supplementation of animals… CONTINUE READING
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