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Pilot Project Grants
Funding Year 2006-2007
Thomas Gettys, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Phenolic flavonoids and metabolic syndrome

Publications
Quercetin Transiently Increases Energy Expenditure But Persistently Decreases Circulating Markers of Inflammation in C57BL/6J Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet
Stewart LK, Soileau JL, Ribnicky DM, Wang ZQ, Raskin I, Poulev A, Majewski M, Cefalu WT, Gettys TW
Metabolism 2008;57(7 Suppl 1):S39-46. PMCID: PMC2596873

Zhong Wang, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Insulin action and sugarcane bagasse

American Sugar League Grant Funded: Sugar cane bagasse, carbohydrate metabolism

Publications
Bioactives of Artemisia dracunculus L. enhance cellular insulin signaling in primary human skeletal muscle culture.
Wang ZQ, Zhang X, Ribnicky DM, Raskin I, Cefalu WT
Metabolism 2008;57(7 Suppl 1):S58-S64. Accepted prior to April 7, 2008

Aamir Zuberi, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Botanical Extracts and intracellular cyclic AMP

Publications
Strategies for assessment of Botanical action on Metabolic Syndrome in the mouse and evidence for a Genotype-specific effect of Russian Tarragon in the regulation of insulin sensitivity.
Zuberi AR
Metabolism 2008;57(7 Suppl 1):S10-15. PMCID: PMC2504519

Jolene Zheng, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Dietary lectins as environmental pathogens

George Argyropoulos, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Bioactives and regulation of AgRP


Lori White, PhD
Rutgers University
Zebrafish, glucose metabolism, botanicals

Publications
Larval zebrafish as a model for glucose metabolism: expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) as a marker for exposure to anti-diabetic compounds.
Elo B, Villano CM, Govorko D, White L.
J Mol Endocrinol 2007;38(4):433-440. Accepted prior to April 7, 2008 

Yourka Tchoukalova, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Osmotin on preadipocyte differential in men
Monica Driscoll, PhD
Rutgers University
C.elegans, insulin signaling and botanicals
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