Editor’s Selections: Gut microbes and diabetes, and the curse of drug-resistant TB

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By Vincent Racaniello

Vincent RacanielloVincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He unravels viruses at virology blog.

<img title=”Vincent Racaniello” src=”http://researchblogging.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/smallvincent.jpg” alt=”Vincent Racaniello” width=”47″ height=”47″ />Vincent Racaniello selects several notable posts each week from molecular and cellular biology and virology. He writes about viruses at <a href=”http://www.virology.ws” target=”_blank”>virology blog</a>.
  • Mice lacking the gene encoding toll-like receptor 2, a innate immune system sensor of microbes, do not develop insulin resistance when fed a high-fat diet – but only when the mice are raised in sterile conditions. Insulin resistance is turned off by changing the type of bacteria in the mouse gut.
  • Tuberculosis, the respiratory disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is most commonly treated with the drugs isoniazid and rifampcin. Strains resistant to both drugs have emerged, and unfortunately the responsible mutations do not come with a fitness cost to the bacterium.

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