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Oncostatin M produced in Kupffer cells in response to PGE2: possible contributor to hepatic insulin resistance and steatosis

Henkel, Janin ; Gärtner, Daniela ; Dorn, Christoph ; Hellerbrand, Claus ; Schanze, Nancy ; Elz, Sheila R. ; Püschel, Gerhard P.

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Hepatic insulin resistance is a major contributor to hyperglycemia in metabolic syndrome and type II diabetes. It is caused in part by the low-grade inflammation that accompanies both diseases, leading to elevated local and circulating levels of cytokines and cyclooxygenase (COX) products such as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). In a recent study, PGE2 produced in Kupffer cells attenuated ...


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