REGULATION OF LIPOLYSIS: NEW PLAYERS, NEW PARADIGMS
Grant number: DP0986389 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011
The way in which fat is broken down is poorly understood. This research will determine how important proteins in fat breakdown are turned on and off. By understanding this relationship, effective pharmaceutical treatments will be developed that will enhance the capacity to burn fat and ultimately reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and ease the associated financial burden on the community and healthcare system. Understanding fat breakdown is also important for developing new processing technologies in the food industry.