Blood Sugar Lowered Dramatically with AMPK Raising Alanine
Type 2 diabetes is driven by many metabolic pathways, with some pathways driven by amino acids, the molecular building blocks for proteins. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that one amino acid, alanine, may produce a short-term lowering of glucose levels by altering energy metabolism in the cell.
Yusuke Adachi, Ana Luisa De Sousa-Coelho, Ikue Harata, Charlie Aoun, Sandra Weimer, Xu Shi, Karina N. Gonzalez Herrera, Hirokazu Takahashi, Chris Doherty, Yasushi Noguchi, Laurie J. Goodyear, Marcia C. Haigis, Robert E. Gerszten, Mary-Elizabeth Patti. l-Alanine activates hepatic AMP-activated protein kinase and modulates systemic glucose metabolism. Molecular Metabolism, 2018; DOI: 10.1016/j.molmet.2018.08.002
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