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Researchers in Switzerland have linked disrupted clock function in human pancreatic islets with type 2 diabetes. Their studies showed that pancreatic islet cells from human diabetes patients exhibited compromised circadian oscillators, and indicated a functional link between pancreatic islet clock disruption and insulin and glucagon secretion. Treating islet cells from type 2 diabetes patients with a clock-modulating drug boosted circadian gene expression, which resulted in increased insulin secretion.
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