Diabetes mellitus and physiological adaptation to high blood glucose levels in animals

Španić, Ena (2016) Diabetes mellitus and physiological adaptation to high blood glucose levels in animals. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Diabetes is a disease that develops as a result of disorders in the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage of many organ systems. Allthough insulin is quite effective in controling blood glucose levels, serious complications can still occurre. Scientists propose birds as animal models for diabetes research. Birds have the highest blood glucose levels among the vertebrates, but without any consequences. They possess mechanisms that prevent development of complications caused by hyperglycemia. Further study of these mechanisms could change the perspective of diabetes treatment.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lisičić, Duje
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 17
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Palma Dizdarevic
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 11:14
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5516

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