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Keywords: Beta cell Islet

Record History
Added on September 8, 2016 at 11:54 AM by Brown, Deborah
Modified on March 24, 2017 at 8:52 AM by Brown, Deborah
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BIG: Beta Cell Interest Group (BIG) Master

Meeting Details

Start Date / Time March 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time March 29, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Duration 55 minutes
Location 512 Light Hall
Presenter Name Kristen Syring (O'Brien's lab)
Presentation Title Exploring the Role of ZnT8 in Islet Beta Cell Function and Type 2 Diabetes
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

GWAS data have identified a single nucleotide polymorphism in SLC30A8, the gene encoding zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8), which is associated with an altered risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Recently, it was also reported that haploinsufficiency of ZnT8 in humans is protective against development of T2D. This presentation will discuss data from 2 mouse models in order to better understand the role that ZnT8 plays in beta cell function and its association with T2D development.