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RFU research implicates hydrogen sulfide in obesity-related inflammation

A new study by a team of RFU researchers identifies the gaseous signaling molecule hydrogen sulfide as an important regulator of the chronic, low-level inflammation caused by obesity that is associated with insulin resistance and the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

Featured as the Dec. 15 cover of the journal Science Signaling, the paper is co-authored by investigators from the departments of Physiology and Biophysics and Microbiology and Immunology, including lead author Gopal V. Velmurugan, PhD '13, and Huiya Huang, PhD '15.

Primary investigator Carl White, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, comments on the findings in the journal’s weekly podcast.

Posted December 15, 2015
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