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Vol 2, No 4 (2013)
Review
Published online: 2013-09-03
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The role of melatonin in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Melania Mikołajczyk
Diabetologia Kliniczna 2013;2(4):136-143.

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Vol 2, No 4 (2013)
Review
Published online: 2013-09-03

Abstract

A negative relationship between shift work and an increased risk of some chronic diseases has been reported. Available data has shown that biological circadian rhythm disruption plays an important role indeveloping impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). This review article concerns the impactof the biological clock, melatonin, clock gene mutations and single nucleotide polymorphisms melaton in receptor gene on glucose homeostasis in experimental and clinical studies.

Abstract

A negative relationship between shift work and an increased risk of some chronic diseases has been reported. Available data has shown that biological circadian rhythm disruption plays an important role indeveloping impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). This review article concerns the impactof the biological clock, melatonin, clock gene mutations and single nucleotide polymorphisms melaton in receptor gene on glucose homeostasis in experimental and clinical studies.
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Keywords

type 2 diabetes mellitus, circadian rhythm, melatonin, melatonin receptors

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Title

The role of melatonin in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 2, No 4 (2013)

Pages

136-143

Published online

2013-09-03

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Diabetologia Kliniczna 2013;2(4):136-143.

Keywords

type 2 diabetes mellitus
circadian rhythm
melatonin
melatonin receptors

Authors

Melania Mikołajczyk

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