Beta Testing the Antioxidant Function of eIF2α Phosphorylation in Diabetes Prevention

Ronald C. Wek, Tracy G. Anthony

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In this issue of Cell Metabolism, Kaufman and colleagues (Back et al., 2009) elegantly demonstrate that appropriate regulation of eIF2α phosphorylation improves glucose tolerance and β cell viability by preventing the lethal buildup of oxidative damage due to unregulated synthesis, trafficking, and misfolding of proteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 8 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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