Cell signaling pathway linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes

7 agosto 2014

Notch signaling, a key biological pathway tied to development and cell communication, also plays an important role in the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes, a discovery that offers new targets for treatment, researchers report. «This finding opens up a whole new avenue to understanding how fat is controlled at the molecular level,» the lead investigator said. «Now that we know Notch signaling and obesity are linked in this way, we can work on developing new therapeutics.»