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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Pathways regulating adult pancreatic beta cell replication
Principal Investigator:

Maureen Gannon

Location: Nashville, TN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $115,624
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract Type 2 diabetes (T2D) disproportionately affects the Veteran population: while 9% percent of the total US population has T2D, 25% of the Veteran population suffers from this disease. Adult β cell mass normally increases via replication in response to insulin resistance, but failure of β cell proliferation plus increased β cell death lead to T2D. T2D incidence increases with age, in part due to a decreased ability of β cells to respond to proliferative cues as they get ol...

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