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Article: Some viruses produce insulin-like hormones

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Webdog, Feb 22, 2018.

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    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Article about analyzing research databases of viral genomic sequences to find viruses that produce peptides similar to human hormones and regulatory proteins.

    They conclude some of these viruses could be a factor not only in diabetes, but metabolic disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer. Analyzing these viral peptides could lead to new treatments.

    http://www.joslin.org/news/virus-can-produce-insulin-like-hormones-active-on-human-cells.html
     
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