Researchers Clarify Function of Glucose Transport Molecule; Findings May Lead to Improved Treatments for Diabetes, Obesity

Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 15:28 in Health & Medicine

UCLA scientists have solved the structure of a class of proteins known as sodium glucose co-transporters (SGLTs), which pump glucose into cells. The solution of the SGLT structure will accelerate development of new drugs designed to treat patients with diabetes and cancer. The journal Science publishes the findings.

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