Marc Claret: "This discovery may have an implication for diseases such as diabetes"

Fluorescence microscopy image of the hypothalamus arcuate nucleus with POMC neurons in green (Image: Alicia G Gómez-Valadés).

Fluorescence microscopy image of the hypothalamus arcuate nucleus with POMC neurons in green (Image: Alicia G Gómez-Valadés).


Radio 5 (RNE) interviews Marc Claret, head of the Neuronal Metabolism Control Group at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute – IDIBAPS, on the occasion of his recent study on the connection between the hypothalamus and pancreas. 

Published in Cell Metabolism, this work is co-authored by Antonio Zorzano, group leader of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and Marc Claret.

The study reveals the connection between POMC neurons in the hypothalamus and insulin release by the pancreas and describes new molecular mechanisms involved in this process, thereby contributing to a greater understanding of diabetes. "This discovery may have an implication for diseases such as diabetes," highlights Marc Claret.

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