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Animal research, Health, Scientific progress

26 - 03 - 2015

A target receptor to cure diabetes

Researchers  have shown in mice that intestinal bacteria – mentioned as pro-diabetic – are destroyed by the intestine thanks to a receptor called NOD2. They have also discovered in the mouse that when the receptor malfunctions, these bacteria enter the body and cause a decrease in the sensitivity of tissues to insulin which leads to diabetes. This NOD2 receptor is a novel target in the fight against type 2 diabetes.