Stained Pancreatic Slice Controlling sugar level in the blood may be a major issue within the health terrain. Thanks to the following discovery that this hurdle can possibly be dealt with. Medical scientists from the University of Leicester have found a supposedly novel method for the body to manage levels of sugar in the blood after a meal.

Scientists were apparently able to identify the role of a particular protein in helping to maintain accurate blood sugar levels. The research focused on the mechanisms through which body can regulate level of sugar following a meal. It was observed that correct sugar levels may be maintained by a protein present on the cells that emits insulin in the pancreas. If this protein is active then, the body can possibly manage levels of sugar in the blood.

Andrew Tobin, Professor of Cell Biology, a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and lead investigator and colleagues suggest that this protein, M3-muscarinic receptor has to be active and also go through a specific modification. This alteration of the M3-muscarinic receptor supposedly leads to insulin release and the control of blood sugar levels. Without the change in the M3-muscarinic receptor protein, sugar levels can apparently rise in a way noted among diabetes patients.

The research is published online in the scientific journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.