Eric Taylor, assistant professor of biochemistry at the University Of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine achieved a grant of $1.87 million from the National Institutes of Health recently. He will conduct study about biological mechanisms, which is used by the liver to form glucose.

With the new five year funding, Taylor will study the molecular mechanisms regulating MPC function and examine whether inhibiting MPC activity will therapeutically reduce elevated blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes.

Excessive glucose production by the liver caused high blood sugar mostly, which is a main feature of type 2 diabetes and contributes to creating many of medical complications.

 

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