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Pilot Project Grants
Funding Year 2008-2009
Jaqueline Stephens, PhD
Louisiana State University
Botanicals, adipogenesis and adipocyte function

St. John's Wort inhibits adipocyte differentiation and induces insulin resistance in adipocytes.

Amini ZJ, Boyd B, Doucet JA, Ribnicky DM, Stephens JM
Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2009;388:146–149. PMC Journal – in Process

Laura Stewart, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Quercitin and insulin resistance

Failure of dietary quercetin to alter the temporal progression of insulin resistance among tissues of C57BL/6J mice during the development of diet-induced obesity.
Stewart LK, Wang Z, Ribnicky DM, Soileau JL, Cefalu WT, Gettys TW.
Diabetologia 2009 Mar;52(3):514-523. PMCID: PMC2758024

Ken Eilertsen, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Botanicals, epigenetics, insulin sensitivity

Zhong Wang, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Bitter melon extract, cellular signaling

R. Ariel Igal, MD, PhD
Rutgers University
Isoflavones and stearoyl-CoA Desaturase 1

David Shreiber, PhD
Rutgers University
Genipin, CNS complications

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