Category Archives: Nicotinic Receptor

Researchers identify new links between nicotine and type 2 diabetes.


It is known that the loss or dysfunction of islet β cells in the pancreas results in an imbalance in blood glucose homeostasis, leading to the development of type 2 diabetes.  Regulation of insulin and glucagon secretion, involved in glucose homeostasis, is achieved by direct sensing of glucose and other nutrients by these αlpha- and β islet cells. These crucial secretions

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