Diabetes center member, Curt Sigmund receives new NIH grant

Congratulations to Dr. Curt Sigmund, professor and chair of pharmacology, for receiving a 4-year $2.48 million National Institute of Health R01 Research Grant entitled “Role of PPARγ and the PPARγ Target Gene RBP7 in the Endothelium,” to determine how RBP7 (retinol binding protein 7) acts as a specific co-factor for PPARγ in the endothelium, the inner most lining of the blood vessel, to protect the vessel from oxidative stress which can occur in response to stressors such as high fat diets and aging.

Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2016