Nicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal models

October 16, 2019
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Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Scientists found a crucial role for a diabetes-associated gene, called transcription factor 7-like 2 (Tcf7l2), in regulating the response to nicotine in the...

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