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Keywords: Beta cell Islet

Record History
Added on September 8, 2016 at 11:48 AM by Brown, Deborah
Modified on February 10, 2017 at 10:15 AM by Brown, Deborah
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time February 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time February 15, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Duration 55 minutes
Location 512 Light Hall
Presenter Name Rachana Haliyur (Powers' lab)
Presentation Title Determining the mechanism of human a cell dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

Recent observations about the pancreas from individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have challenged the concept of complete beta cell destruction. To better understand the molecular changes associated with T1D, we have been studying the pancreas and islets of T1D individuals with varying disease duration. This presentation will discuss comprehensive studies of pancreatic tissue and islets from T1D donors (n=8; 12-58y of age, 2-31yrs duration) compared to non-diabetic controls. Our results indicate normal beta cells persist and suggest a new explanation for the disordered glucagon response seen in T1D.