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IDIBAPS researchers discover a protein that favours diet-induced obesity

The inhibition of this molecule, in addition to reducing the predisposition towards developing the disease, also reduces the alteration of the microbiome associated with the obesity.  

Representative microscopy image of adipose tissue from a mouse fed with high-fat diet. In red, the endothelial protein isolectin B4, and in green, the protein associated with lipids perilipin-1.

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