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Sympathetic Wiring of Adipose Tissue

Project description

Insight into adipose tissue

Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions and requires novel interventions. It is well established that the autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays a critical role in energetic metabolism. Emerging evidence indicates that the ANS innervates adipose tissue (AT) and mediates lipolysis and fat mass reduction. The scope of the EU-funded CLEARFAT project is to study AT architecture and delineate the mechanism of AT innervation during development. Understanding how these mechanisms could lead to metabolic disturbance later in life has important clinical implications as it may lead to fat loss interventions that circumvent central leptin resistance.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76