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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The role of the androgen receptor in insulin secretion
Principal Investigator:

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis

Location: New Orleans, LA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


In the Veterans Healthcare System, aging men with testosterone deficiency and men on androgen depletion therapy for prostate cancer are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). Although studies examining this issue have focused on the role of testosterone deficiency as a risk factor for insulin resistance, this approach ignores the role of testosterone deficiency as a potential cause of pancreatic β–cell dysfunction in men. Although it has been established that testosterone action...

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