Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 4th, 2006
According to recent research from South Korea, "Chronic inflammation is closely associated with metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, however, the underlying mechanism is unclear. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a key role in innate immune response as well as inflammatory signals."
"Here," proposed M.J. Song and colleagues, Seoul National University, "we observed that mRNA level of TLR4 was induced during adipocyte differentiation and remarkably enhanced in fat tissues of obese db/db mice. In addition, activation of TLR4 with either LPS or free...
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