Hypothalamic orexin neurons and the medullary sympathoadrenal centre: a key role in glucose homeostasis [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Brain Control of Blood Sugar

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Researchers: A/Pr Anthony Verberne (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Ida Llewellyn-Smith

Brief description Hypoglycaemia or low blood sugar is a major side-effect of the treatment of diabetes. Exposure to hypoglycaemia results in changes in the brain (neuroplasticity) that reduce the awareness of hypoglycaemia, often with serious consequences. Hypoglycaemia triggers the production of several hormones including adrenaline which restore normal blood glucose. This process is incompletely understood. This research project will identify key components of the neurocircuitry that controls blood sugar.

Funding Amount $AUD 577,957.63

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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