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Record History
Added on September 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM by Brown, Deborah
Modified on May 2, 2014 at 11:11 AM by Brown, Deborah
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time May 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time May 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Duration 55 minutes
Location 512 Light Hall
Presenter Name Ryan Ceddia (Breyer)
Presentation Title The role of the prostaglandin E2 EP3 receptor in obesity, insulin resistance, and glycemic control
Status This meeting has already occurred

Meeting Agenda/Notes

PGE2 is known to suppress glucose stimulated insulin secretion and this is thought to occur through the Gαi coupled EP3 receptor. Knockout of the EP3 receptor was investigated as a means of improving glucose homeostasis. However, global knockout of the EP3 receptor predisposes mice to obesity and causes lipid redistribution to ectopic tissues. This results in increased insulin resistance in EP3-/- mice that are fed a high fat diet.