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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mechanism of GDNF regulation of Hepatic Steatosis
Principal Investigator:

Shanthi Srinivasan

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $82,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common cause of chronic liver disease in Veterans and its prevalence continues to increase, with the growing obesity epidemic. Hepatic steatosis is a component of NAFLD, wherein there is accumulation of triglycerides in the liver. Recently we published that GDNF transgenic mice fed a high fat diet are protected from obesity and the development of hepatic steatosis despite similar food intake and physical activity. GDNF transgenic mice over express G...

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