On episode #30 of the podcast, Vincent, Elio, and Michael review how a toxin from Burkholderia pseudomallei inhibits protein synthesis, and the role of the gut microbiome in modulating insulin resistance in mice lacking an innate immune sensor.
Download TWiM #30 (50 MB, .mp3, 70 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- Inhibition of translation by a B. pseudomallei toxin (Science)
- Melioidosis (CDC)
- Defusing the Vietnam time bomb (EurekAlert!)
- Insulin resistance, gut microbiota, and TLR2 (PLoS Biology)
- Letters read on TWiM #30
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