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Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Neutrophil Elastase in Fat Tissue

Caption: Left: In fat tissue from a lean mouse, neutrophil elastase and a1-antitrypsin levels are balanced. Right: In fat tissue from an obese mouse, they are imbalanced -- neutrophil elastase levels are high (dark staining) and a1-antitrypsin levels are low.

Credit: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

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