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Heme Oxygenase: A Target Gene for Anti-Diabetic and Obesity

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 5 ]

Author(s):

N. G. Abraham, P. L. Tsenovoy, J. McClung and G. S. Drummond   Pages 412 - 421 ( 10 )

Abstract:


Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is central to the regulation of oxidative injury. The role of increased HO-1 expression and Heme oxygenase (HO) activity in mitigating the detrimental side effect of diabetes is examined. A review of the mechanism(s) of action is included. This may lead to the development of pharmacological and genetic approaches to mitigate the clinical complications associated with the progression of diabetes and obesity.

Keywords:

Diabetes, Carbon monoxide, bilirubin, HO-1, Inflamation, TNF, IL-1, adiponectin

Affiliation:

New York Medical College, Director of Gene Therapy, Room 527, Valhalla NY 10595, USA.



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