Metabolomic Characteristics of Fatty Pancreas.

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Summary of "Metabolomic Characteristics of Fatty Pancreas."

Pancreatic steatosis is associated with impaired beta cell function in patients with prediabetes. The pathomechanisms underlying this association still remain to be elucidated. Recent data show that adipocytes are situated within the pancreatic parenchyma and therefore give raise to hypothesize that pancreatic fat together with known and unknown metabolites such as hepatokines affect insulin secretion. Applying a targeted metabolomic approach we investigated possible circulating markers of pancreatic fat in order to better understand its role in the pathophysiology of impaired beta cell function.


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Name: Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association
ISSN: 1439-3646


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