Diabetes

Islet-released mediators impact transplant outcome

(HealthDay)—Cytokines and chemokines produced by pancreatic islets in response to inflammatory and metabolic stress include interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10/CXCL10), which is associated with poor islet transplant ...

Inflammatory disorders

Natural metabolite can suppress inflammation

An international group of scientists from the U.S., Canada, Germany and Russia has revealed a naturally occurring organic compound that can suppress the pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages. The compound, itaconate, is ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Altered purine metabolism linked to depression

People suffering from major depressive disorder may have altered purine metabolism, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. Purines are nitrogenous compounds that serve ...

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