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Researchers Make a Case for Free Fatty Acids

October 22nd, 2013 in 2013, James Hamilton, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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James Hamilton,  School of Medicine

The current global epidemic of obesity-linked diabetes and its associated consequences -cardiovascular, neurological and renal diseases — is a growing public health problem for which therapeutic options are limited…

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“Our study shows that fatty acid entry into cells occurs by diffusion without catalysis by a protein previously described as a fatty acid transport protein. However, this protein promotes intracellular metabolism and storage. With this advance in basic science, new drugs can be designed that target the exact mechanism more precisely than currently available drugs.”

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