The Role of Nucleoside Analogs in the Development of Insulin Resistance (July 24, 2007)
NRTIs to date have been thought to contribute to insulin resistance mainly via induction of lipoatrophy. The authors of this paper put forth another potential mechanism based on their findings: that is, zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir)-mediated mitochondrial toxicity in skeletal muscle, adipocytes and hepatocytes. Margaret Hoffman-Terry, M.D., reports.
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