Systems Therapeutics for Metabolism: AMPK Isoform Specific Drugs

Grant number: DP1092675 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012



Living cells have to maintain a steady balance between energy production and consumption in order to function properly. A key regulator of energy balance is an enzyme known as 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which regulates the burning and storage of fuels such as fat and sugars, in response to changes in energy demand. This project will provide a major advancement in our understanding of the regulation of AMPK at the molecular level, and lay the foundations for the development of more effective drugs to treat energy balance disorders such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, this proposal will contribute to enriching Australia's international profile and competitiveness in t..

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