The report is packed with current clinical and biochemical findings contributed in Stockholm by more than 200 workers expert in the field. Most articles present results of many years' work, include generous numbers of good-sized figures and electron photomicrographs, and contain special references. Some provide general but concise and well-founded observations by practitioners; others, detailed analyses of interest only to other biochemists.
To facilitate international research planning, the major symposia on the program dealt with controversial subjects such as insulin-like activity, angiopathy, insulin action, and resistance. Several erudite papers are gathered in each group, and introduced with comments by the moderator. The gamut of basic investigation begins with the evolution of islet tissue and comparative immunology of insulin, and ends with the recent synthesis of A and B chains by Katsoyannis and Zahn. The remaining articles describe the current status of studies following different lines of pathogenesis.
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