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Microcystis bloom containing microcystin-LR induces type 2 diabetes mellitus

Abstract:

Epidemiological data from Lake Taihu showed significantly higher incidences of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) than in other areas of China. This may be related to the occurrence of a Microcystis bloom in Lake Taihu in the summer and autumn every year. The objective of this study is to investigate whether the contaminated water from the Microcystis bloom and the derivative pollutant microcystin-LR (MC-LR) can explain the higher incidences of T2DM. Healthy male mice were fed with water from di...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
DG EARTH SCIENCES
ORCID:
0000-0002-9007-8025
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Grant:
(973 Program) (Grant No. 2008CB418102)
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Toxicology Letters Journal website
Volume:
294
Pages:
87-94
Publication date:
2018-05-16
Acceptance date:
2018-05-14
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ISSN:
0378-4274
Pubs id:
pubs:852264
URN:
uri:4302e5c6-8361-495c-91be-6d2b867c6d64
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uuid:4302e5c6-8361-495c-91be-6d2b867c6d64
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pubs:852264

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