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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Cellular mechanisms for increased gluconeogenesis in type 2 diabetes mellitus: the role of lipid induced pyruvate carboxylase acetylation in increasing hepatic gluconeogenic capacity.
Principal Investigator:

Varman T Samuel

Location: West Haven, CT
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $41,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Type 2 diabetes (T2D) affects 1 in 6 veterans and is the leading cause of blindness, renal failure and non-traumatic loss of limb. Increased hepatic gluconeogenesis is the main cause of fasting hyperglycemia and contributes to postprandial hyperglycemia. Many attribute the increase in gluconeogenesis to increased transcription of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and glucose 6- phosphate. However, previous studies by this lab demonstrated that hyperglycemia develops in humans with T2D and rodent...

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