Posted on : 30 Jan 2020Views: 1820
• The scientists at CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) have discovered a protein, Secretagogin or SCGN, that helps manage insulin levels and has the potential to tackle diabetes. • This protein binds to insulin and protects it from various stresses while increasing its stability. • SCGN-treated animals also have lower levels of harmful LDL-cholesterol and lower lipid accumulation in liver cells. • The injection of SCGN in obese diabetic mice clears excess insulin from circulation and reduces fat mass. • It is also known to tackle neurodegenerative disorders like dementia and Alzheimers as diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders are often linked with each other, the protein is also found to be in lower quantities in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
Article Related Questions
Consider the followings statements regarding Secretagogin protein
1.It helps in managing the Estrogen levels in the body.
2.It has the potential to cure neurodegenerative disorders like dementia and Alzheimers.
3.It is known to lower lipid accumulation in liver cells.
Which of the above statements are correct?
1.1 and 2 only
2.2 and 3 only
3.1 and 3 only
4.1, 2 and 3
Right Ans : 2 and 3 only