Macrophage Protein Has Major Role in Inflammation

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a multi-tasking protein called FoxO1 has another important but previously unknown function: It directly interacts with macrophages, promoting an inflammatory response that can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. Contrarily, it also generates a negative feedback loop that can limit damage from excessive inflammation… Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. Jerrold Olefsky

The researchers are Jerrold M. Olefsky, M.D., and coworkers.  Dr. Olefsky is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, UC San Diego Health Sciences.

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