NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver have identified a group of hybrid insulin peptides that could be linked to type 1 diabetes.

Detailed in a paper published last week in Science, the study used mass spec analysis of pancreatic β cell extracts to detect the peptides. Beyond diabetes, such hybrid peptides could prove important in the development of a variety of autoimmune disorders, the authors noted.

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