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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis in Oxytocin-Elicited Weight Loss in Rodents and Nonhuman Primates
Principal Investigator:

James E. Blevins

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $338,671
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Central leptin resistance results in decreased downstream signaling to brain circuits that regulate food intake and energy expenditure (EE), thereby promoting hyperphagia and obesity. We and others have shown that the nonapeptide, oxytocin (OT), circumvents leptin resistance and elicits body weight (BW) loss in diet-induced obese (DIO) rodents, nonhuman primates and obese humans, by reducing both food intake and increasing EE. The discovery of recruitable brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans has...

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