Algunos Aspectos de la Coexistencia de Diabetes Mellitus y Cáncer

  • Jaime Cortázar Sociedad Colombiana de Endocrinología
  • Mario Gaitán Yanguas Sociedad Colombiana de Endocrinología
  • Mario Sánchez Medina Sociedad Colombiana de Endocrinología



En la coexistencia de Diabetes Mellitus y Cáncer se halla considerable número de puntos de interés, en todos los niveles,  desde el molecular y el mitocondrial hasta el psicosocial.

Por ejemplo, está aún por determinar si un tipo dado de sarcomas —probablemente los más pertinentes los fibrosarcomas—, son capaces de producir substancias similares a la insulina en cuanto a efectos sobre glucosa-glicógeno-glucosa se refiere; o si simplemente producen sub-unidades de aminoácidos peptídicamente unidos, las cuales tendrían el carácter de Precursoras de moléculas mayores con acción similar a la insulina; o si podrían almacenar o retener insulina de proveniencia pancreática, unida o no a proteínas del plasma, para luego liberarla en grandes cantidades. 



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CORTÁZAR, Jaime; GAITÁN YANGUAS, Mario; SÁNCHEZ MEDINA, Mario. Algunos Aspectos de la Coexistencia de Diabetes Mellitus y Cáncer. Revista Colombiana de Endocrinología, Diabetes & Metabolismo, [S.l.], v. -4, n. 2, p. 201-209, feb. 2018. ISSN 2389-9786. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 30 oct. 2020


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