Blocking just one protein helps prevent diabetes

Date:

2018-09-11 21:45:06

Views:

331

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

Many diseases develop due to various genetic disorders. And influencing our genes and the proteins they encode, the emergence of some diseases can be prevented. Not long ago a group of experts from the Medical center children's hospital in Cincinnati (USA) found a way to prevent the development of diabetes type II diabetes and obesity, blocking only 1 protein.

"Wonderful" is a protein called Argonaute 2 (Ago2). And it inhibits the RNA synthesis in the liver, maintaining the energy balance, preventing the development of fatty hepatosis liver, diabetes type II diabetes and obesity. As the researchers report, Ago2 protein slows down the metabolism and improves the liver's ability to metabolize foods that are high in fat.

The Study protein is at a very early stage, but the first experiments in mice have already proved their efficiency. During the experiments, the animals were divided into 2 groups: the first received no treatment, while the second was blocked Ago2 protein synthesis in the liver. Both groups received the same diet with a high fat containing foods that prolonged use can cause the development of diabetes 2 type. As a result, parts of animals from group 1 started to develop obesity and diabetes, while the results of the experimental tests of the 2 groups indicated stable indicators of lipid metabolism and signs of obesity with diabetes in mice was not observed. As stated by one of the authors, Dr. Nakamura Takahisa

"the Opening of Ago2 participation in metabolic processes is extremely important and it brings together existing data on the synthesis of various compounds in the liver and energy metabolism. We believe that our data will be the basis for a new kind of therapy in patients prone to obesity and development of diabetes mellitus type 2."

This and other news you can discuss in our

Recommended

Warner Music has signed the first ever contract with artificial intelligence

the impression that people are not just resigned to the fact that artificial intelligence creates works of art for which they are willing to pay a tidy sum — more than that, people welcome it. And in response to the artificial intelligence masters ne...

Can machines be conscious?

Although neuroscientists have made amazing progress, the origin of consciousness in humans and its nature and processes still remain largely unknown; the basic physiological mechanisms that make creatures conscious, is still not entirely clear. Howev...

"Not detectable" in NASA admitted that we are blind to the signs of alien technology

In recent months several leading astrophysicists from NASA and Harvard have suggested that aliens are a figment of science fiction: the developed and the ancient technological civilization may exist but are beyond our comprehension or detection abili...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

The neural network has detected signals from a mysterious source

Machine learning is used in many fields, including in the projects SETI for search for extraterrestrial civilizations. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley used it in the framework of the project a Breakthrough ...

The implant is designed to combat cancer cells with light

For cancer created a lot of drugs and surgical treatment. But a group of scientists from Japan's Waseda University have managed to come up with something radically new: a wireless implant for cancer. Moreover, for the treatment o...

The implant is designed to combat cancer cells with light

For cancer created a lot of drugs and surgical treatment. But a group of scientists from Japan's Waseda University have managed to come up with something radically new: a wireless implant for cancer. Moreover, for treatment in th...