Is predisposition to NAFLD and obesity communicable?

Matam Vijay-Kumar, Andrew T. Gewirtz

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A forthcoming article in Nature reveals that inflammasome deficiency disturbs gut microbiota and predisposes to diet-induced obesity and liver disease. The aberrant microbiota and its consequences could be transferred by cohousing mutant and wild-type mice, suggesting that some aspects of metabolic syndrome can be communicable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-420
Number of pages2
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 4 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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