maturity onset diabetes of the young type 8

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maturity onset diabetes of the young type 8

An autosomal dominant (OMIM:609812) condition characterised by diabetes of childhood or early-adulthood onset (usually before 25 years of age), a primary defect in insulin secretion and insulin-independence at the beginning of the disease.

Molecular pathology
Defects in CEL, which encodes a glycoprotein secreted by the exocrine pancreas involved in hydrolysis and absorption of cholesterol, cause maturity onset diabetes of the young type 8.
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