Viral Infection “Interferes” with Glucose Tolerance

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


In this issue of Immunity, Šestan et al. (2018) show that viral-induced inflammation leads to insulin resistance in skeletal muscle, followed by compensatory hyperinsulinemia, which promotes the anti-viral effector response of CD8+ T cells. Interestingly, this leads to persistent glucose intolerance and the progression of type 2 diabetes in pre-diabetic animals.

    loading  Loading Related Articles