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Staphylococcus aureus blocks insulin function

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The bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus secretes a high-affinity insulin-binding protein that mediates insulin resistance, a major driver of obesity and type 2 diabetes, in a mouse model of infection.

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  1. Interfaculty Institute for Microbiology and Infection Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

    • Christopher Weidenmaier
  2. German Center for Infection Research, Partner Site Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

    • Christopher Weidenmaier

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