The Beta Cell and Diabetes Complications: Basic and Clinical Aspects


Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Secretion within the Developing Human Fetus and Its Role in Beta-Cell Development
Rachel Elizabeth Jennings, Andrew A Berry, Karen Piper Hanley and Neil Anthony Hanley


Contrasting Effects of Sitagliptin and Exenatide on Plasma Concentrations of Betatrophin
Husam Ghanim, Ajay Chaudhuri, Antoine Makdissi, Sanaa Abuaysheh, Kaushik Chatterjee, Nitesh D Kuhadiya, Manav Batra and Paresh Dandona


Increased Betatrophin Concentrations in Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes While Insulin Suppresses Betatrophin: Evidence of a Negative Feedback Mechanism?
Paresh Dandona, Husam Ghanim, Kelly Green, Ajay Chaudhuri, Manav Batra, Nitesh D Kuhadiya and Antoine Makdissi


Circulating Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Level Predicts the Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Karen SL Lam, Elaine Y.L. Hui, Michele Yuen, Chun-Yip Yeung, Yu-Cho Woo, Carol HY Fong and Aimin Xu


The Impact of Perioperative Hyperglycemia in Patients with and without Diabetes Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Francisco J Pasquel, Dawn Smiley, Farnoosh Farrokhi, Saumeth Cardona, Limin Peng and Guillermo E Umpierrez