Osteopontin

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Osteopontin is a protein and inflammatory cytokine that is required for white blood cell (macrophage) infiltration of a tissue during an immune response.

Recent research found that obese mice that lack osteoponin did not develop diabetes, suggesting this protein’s role in insulin resistance.

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References 
Journal of Clinical Investigation (2007, September 10).

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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