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New obesity-related mechanism identified in the development of Type 2 diabetes.

It’s been known that in the presence of obesity, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) dysfunction is unable to perform one of its key functions: initiating a cascade of intracellular events called the unfolded protein response (UPR), which relieves ER stress and restores function. While the mechanisms that incapacitate the ER in chronic diseases have remained enigmatic, it was generally assumed that

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