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.

Journal of Clinical Investigation (2007, September 10).

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