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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Islet Beta-Cell Dysfunction Under Metabolic Stress
Principal Investigator:

Anjan Kowluru

Location: Allen Park, MI
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $125,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


It is well established that chronic exposure of the pancreatic islet β-cells to metabolic stress (e.g., high glucose, palmitate and ceramide) induces metabolic dysfunction and loss of functional β-cell mass. Original and ongoing investigations from our laboratory have defined novel roles for Rac1, a small G-protein, in the pathogenesis of islet β-cell dysfunction under glucolipotoxic conditions. Based on published and compelling preliminary evidence, we now propose to test the overall hypothesis...

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