More evidence suggests type 2 diabetes is an inflammatory disease

More evidence suggests type 2 diabetes is an inflammatory disease

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that macrophages invade the diabetic pancreas, producing large amounts of cytokines that contribute to the elimination of insulin-producing beta cells


Details: Helena Cucak, Lars Groth Grunnet, and Alexander Rosendahl. Accumulation of M1-like macrophages in type 2 diabetic islets is followed by a systemic shift in macrophage polarization. J. Leukoc. Biol. January 2014 95:149-160; doi:10.1189/jlb.0213075 ; http://www.jleukbio.org/content/95/1/149.abstract

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