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Activated Macrophages in Repair of Skeletal Muscle Injuries
Macrophages (Mp) are essential for repair and regeneration in numerous tissues, but are also often associated with tissue destruction and fibrosis. These seemingly contradictory roles of macrophages may be related to the ...
Vitamin D, Inflammation, and Relations to Insulin Resistance in Morbidly Obese Pre-Menopausal Women
Vitamin D has traditionally been known to involve in calcium homeostasis and prevent rickets; recently it has been recognized to inversely associate with many non-skeletal diseases and conditions including obesity and type ...
Iron and Chronic Inflammation in Obese and Lean Men with Colon Cancer: The Link with Hepcidin
Obesity and excessive iron are independently associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer (CRC). Serum hepcidin, the primary regulator of iron metabolism, is elevated during obesity and results in reduced iron ...