Young vessels rejuvenate aged insulin-producing beta cells

17 noviembre 2014

Young capillary vessels rejuvenate aged pancreatic islets, a new study has found. The finding challenges prevailing views on the causes of age-dependent impaired glucose balance regulation, a condition that often develops into diabetes type 2. The international research team behind the study now suggests that targeting inflammation and fibrosis in the small blood vessels of the pancreatic islets may offer a new way of treatment for age-dependent dysregulation of blood glucose levels.