Metabolomics provide new insights into insulin resistance

Dr James Krycer is a research fellow in molecular metabolism at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. He is also a recipient of a Diabetes Australia Research Trust grant.

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Can you describe the aim of this project in 10 words? To understand how adipocytes process glucose. What have you discovered in this area so far? After a meal, insulin stimulates adipocytes to take up glucose from the bloodstream. It is typically thought that this glucose is stored as lipid. However, we have found that ...

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