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Study Identifies Additional Path for Glucose Storage

By Anette Breindl

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Move over, insulin. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have identified an additional hormone that controls the liver's metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins after a meal. The hormone, fibroblast growth factor 19, or FGF19, acts via a pathway that is independent of the insulin signaling pathway.

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