Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Center

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Abstract

Insulin resistance is one of the main causes of Type II diabetes. Recent studies have shown that inflammation plays a key role in the onset of insulin resistance. Elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines have been found to interfere with the insulin signaling. In this study, we intend to explore the relationship between inflammation and insulin resistance in immunodeficient mice on a high fat diet. These data will aid our understanding of how inflammation promotes insulin resistance.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Center

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

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