Epigenetic Mechanism Linking Diabetes and Cognitive Dysfunction
Congressional District Code:
Biomedical Laboratory R&D
July 2017 -
FY 2021 Funding Amount:
Total Award Amount (all years):
View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER Go To NIH RePORTER Excerpt:
SUMMARY The overall goal of the proposed studies is to test the hypothesis that type 2 diabetes (T2D)-induced epigenetic changes in the brain may contribute to cognitive decline by altering the expression of mitochondrial and synaptic genes, resulting in cellular energy metabolism dysregulation and neuronal and dendritic spine structure/activity impairments, ultimately leading to cognitive dysfunction. It is known that diabetes is a risk factor for dementia. However, the underlying mechanisms li...