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Study Finds Immune System Antimicrobial Peptide Represents Link between Diabetes and UTIs

September 20, 2022

Via: GEN

Impaired immunity and recurring infections are common in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Studies by researchers at Karolinska Institute, have now shown that the immune system of individuals with diabetes displays reduced levels of the antimicrobial peptide (AMP) psoriasin, which compromises the urinary bladder’s cell barrier, increasing the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI). The team also suggests that psoriasin may also represent a future therapeutic target.

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