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The Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) is considered nowadays as one of the most important chronic disturbances because of the significant number of people with diabetes and its severe complications, responsible for elevated indexes of morbidity and mortality. DM2 is characterized by several degrees of insulin resistance and relative deficiency in its secretion. Genetic and environmental factors have been described as of major importance in the DM2 development as obesity, which is directly correlated with development of resistance in peripheral tissues and inflammatory state in metabolic activated adipose tissue. Inflammatory responses may have a dual role in DM2, since it may have either a causal relationship leading to resistance to insulin or may be intensified by the hyperglycemic state, resulting in DM2 complications. In this review, we discuss the association of polymorphisms in genes encoding inflammatory cytokines and the increased level of these pro-inflammatory markers, associated to chronic pathologic conditions in DM2. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.


Nathália G Cruz, Lirlândia P Sousa, Marinez O Sousa, Nathalia T Pietrani, Ana P Fernandes, Karina B Gomes. The linkage between inflammation and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes research and clinical practice. 2013 Feb;99(2):85-92

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