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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Research Career Scientist Award
Principal Investigator:

Nissim Hay

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $95,121
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Cancer cells reprogram their metabolism to fuel anabolic processes required for their proliferation and survival. One way by which cancer cells reprogram metabolism is by hijacking the evolutionarily conserved metabolic function of the PI3K/Akt/mTORC1 signaling pathway. Another way is by markedly elevating the expression of the hexokinase isoform, HK2, which catalyzes the first committed step in glucose metabolism. The long-term goal of this grant application is to overcome challenges in targeti...

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