Chickens from lines artificially selected for juvenile low and high body weight differ in glucose homeostasis and pancreas physiology

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Sumners, Lindsay Hart;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: anorexic | β-Cells | chicken | glucose | GLUT2 | insulin | obese | pancreas | Pdx1

Early pancreatectomy experiments performed in ducks and pigeons at the end of the 19th century revealed that avians, unlike mammals, do not display signs of diabetes. Relative to mammals, birds are considered hyperglycemic, displaying fasting blood glucose concentratio... View more
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