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Molecular aspects of type 1 diabetes
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    Does leptin resistance contribute to infections in patients with diabetes?

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    Leptin is a protein hormone structurally similar to IL-2, which regulates food intake and metabolic and endocrine function.[1] It has an important role in regulatory role in the immune response mainly acting as a T cell growth factor.[2] Moreover, it also effects cytokine production, monocyte/macrophage activation, wound healing, angiogenesis and hamatopoiesis.[1] Leptin concentrations rapidly increase...

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