Protein and amino acid-only diet synchronizes liver circadian clock

A research team led by Shigenobu Shibata, professor of neurochemistry at Waseda University, discovered that glucagon, a peptide hormone, and/or insulin-like grown factors (IGF-1) production regulates resetting of the liver circadian clock in response to a protein or amino-acid only diet when insulin signaling is disrupted for reasons such as diabetes.

Their research was published in EBioMedicine on January 21, 2018.