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Slovenian researchers discover "slimness gene"

Ljubljana, 15 June - Slovenian researchers have discovered that the TST enzyme, which has been tied to cyanide detoxification, has important metabolic functions. This opens up new possibilities for treating type 2 diabetes, head researcher Simon Horvat told the STA.

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Head researcher on the slimness gene project Simon Horvat of the Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty.
Photo: Aleš Osvald/STA

Ljubljana
Head researcher on the slimness gene project Simon Horvat of the Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty.
Photo: Aleš Osvald/STA

Ljubljana
Head researcher on the slimness gene project Simon Horvat of the Ljubljana Biotechnical Faculty.
Photo: Aleš Osvald/STA

Ljubljana
Head of UKC Ljubljana's endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disease clinic Tadej Battelino.
Photo: Aleš Osvald/STA

Ljubljana
Head of UKC Ljubljana's endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disease clinic Tadej Battelino.
Photo: Aleš Osvald/STA

Ljubljana
Head of UKC Ljubljana's endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disease clinic Tadej Battelino.
Photo: Aleš Osvald/STA

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