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Gene That Links Obesity and Immunity Discovered, University of Auckland Study


8/20/2013 7:08:18 AM

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Auckland scientists have discovered a gene that links the immune system with obesity and potentially a new pathway to fight the worldwide obesity epidemic. Researchers from The University of Auckland found that the gene was a vital part of the immuno-metabolic reaction in cells, connecting the immune response to infection with cell metabolism. The work has been published in Cell Metabolism, regarded as the top international journal in the field.

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