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Micromanaging insulin secretion

The human genome is peppered with genes for small microRNAs, whose functions are only beginning to come to light. One such microRNA is now implicated in the secretion of insulin from pancreatic beta cells.

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Figure 1: Insulin secretion and microRNA.

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Mello, C., Czech, M. Micromanaging insulin secretion. Nat Med 10, 1297–1298 (2004).

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