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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A role and regulation of glucose responsive lipolysis in pancreatic beta cells
Principal Investigator:

Yumi Imai

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2021 - December 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $167,600
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


T2D is a major health problem for US veterans that imposes significant physical, financial, and emotional tolls. Thus, there is a strong and urgent need for an effective and widely applicable therapy. Excessive accumulation of lipids in beta cells is considered to contribute to the development of T2D. Experimental data supports that lipid overload activates multiple stress pathways including inflammation, ER stress, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction ultimately leading to the loss o...

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