The incidence of type 2 diabetes significantly increases with age. The relevance of this association is dramatically magnified by the concomitant global aging of the population, but the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. Here, some recent advances in this field are reviewed at the level of both the pathophysiology of glucose homeostasis and the cellular senescence of pancreatic islets. Overall, recent results highlight the crucial role of beta-cell dysfunction in the age-related impairment of pancreatic endocrine function and delineate the possibility of new original therapeutic interventions.
|Autori interni:||DE TATA, VINCENZO|
|Autori:||De Tata V|
|Titolo:||Association of Dioxin and Other Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) with Diabetes: Epidemiological Evidence and New Mechanisms of Beta Cell Dysfunction.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/ijms15057787|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|