BJ: How did you compose the image on the July 12 issue of Biophysical Journal?
BJ: How does this image reflect your scientific research?
AR: This image represents our molecular vision of the role of cholesterol in amylin-mediated membrane damage.
BJ: Can you please provide a real-world example of how your research might be applied?
AR: Is hypercholesterolemia related to an increased risk to develop type 2 diabetes? The main goal of our research is to provide a molecular framework for the relationship between diet and lifestyle and proteinopathies.
BJ: How does your research apply to those who are not working in your specific field?
AR: Clinicians will find this study to be useful to gain insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying type 2 diabetes development. In particular, this may help them to better correlate symptoms with lifestyle.
BJ: Do you have a website where our readers can view your recent research?
– Michele Sciacca, Fabio Lolicato, Giacomo Di Mauro, Danilo Milardi, Luisa D’Urso, Cristina Satriano, Carmelo La Rosa, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy