Author(s): Moreira PI, Oliveira CR
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Abstract A growing body of evidence suggests that mitochondrial abnormalities are involved in diabetes and associated complications. This chapter gives an overview about the effects of diabetes in mitochondrial function of several tissues including the pancreas, skeletal and cardiac muscle, liver, and brain. The realization that mitochondria are at the intersection of cells' life and death has made them a promising target for drug discovery and therapeutic interventions. Here, we also discuss literature that examined the potential protective effect of insulin, insulin-sensitizing drugs, and mitochondrial-targeted antioxidants.
This article was published in Handb Exp Pharmacol
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism