General Information:

Id: 5,448 (click here to show other Interactions for entry)
Diseases: Diabetes mellitus, type II - [OMIM]
Insulin resistance
Homo sapiens
article
Reference: Rohatgi N et al.(2013) Novel insulin sensitizer modulates nutrient sensing pathways and maintains beta-cell phenotype in human islets PLoS ONE 8 [PMID: 23650507]

Interaction Information:

Comment Human islets fail to increase DNA synthesis in response to an increased glucose concentration, exogenous insulin or IGF-1. LiCl that directly inhibits GSK-3 and engages the Wnt signaling pathway, significantly increased DNA synthesis in the same set of human islets. The authors have previously shown that rodent islets significantly increase DNA synthesis in response to an increase in glucose or exogenous insulin, suggesting that human islets may display resistance in the insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway.
Formal Description
Interaction-ID: 53176

drug/chemical compound

Lithium

increases_activity of

in pancreas, in pancreatic islets; via Wnt signaling
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