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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Secretory phospholipase A2 enhances metabolic rate
Principal Investigator:

Edwards A Park

Location: Memphis, TN
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $227,102
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Obesity and the ensuing cardiovascular and diabetic complications are a major medical concern in the Veteran population as approximately 35-40 percent of the Veterans are classified as obese. Activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT) and the browning of white adipose tissue are among the many strategies under consideration for weight loss and improvement of insulin sensitivity. Secretory phospholipase A2 group IIa (PLA2G2A) has been studied with respect to inflammation and anti-bacterial actions....

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