Researchers reveal the connection between hypothalamus and pancreas

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).


Several media have echoed the research co-chaired by Marc Claret, at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute – IDIBAPS, and Antonio Zorzano, group leader of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. The study reveals the connection between POMC neurons at the hypothalamus and insulin release by the pancreas and describes new molecular mechanisms involved in this process. 

Published in Cell Metabolism, this study contributes to a greater understanding of diabetes.

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