The actin cytoskeleton regulates glucose transport [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Regulation of glucose uptake

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Researchers: Prof Peter Gunning (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Edna Hardeman Dr Anthony Kee

Brief description A major function of skeletal muscles is the import of glucose from the blood to provide energy for contraction. We have identified a novel structure within muscle cells defined by the protein tropomyosin that is involved in this essential muscle function and potentially provides new targets for treatment of diseases of altered glucose clearance (eg diabetes and obesity).

Funding Amount $AUD 545,216.49

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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