Contact: Heather Buschman, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Caption: High-fat diet and obesity cause beta cells to lose their ability to sense glucose in the blood. Left: Pancreatic beta cells from a mouse on a standard diet. Right: Pancreatic beta cells from a mouse fed a high-fat diet. (green=glucose transporters, red=insulin, blue=DNA)
Credit: Marth laboratory, Sanford-Burnham/UCSB
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