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Haiyan Xu

Haiyan Xu

Associate Professor of Medicine (Research)

Department: Medicine

Phone: +1 401 444 0347


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55 Claverick St., Rm. 318, Prov., RI - 444-0347

Research Summary

Understanding the molecular mechanism of obesity related insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.

Past or Present Projects Available:

Effect of reduction of macrophage content in adipose tissue in obesity on glycemic control; Triggering factors responsible for obesity-related adipose tissue macrophage accumulation; Effect of novel insulin resistant factor on liver glucose output; Role of novel energy sensor in fat metabolism; Molecular mechanism of obesity-related insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes; The effect of liver glucose output on obesity-related hyperglycemia; Defining the role of FOXOI in MKP-3-mediated gluconeogenesis; The role of mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase 3 (MKP-3) as a novel insulin resistance gene; Determining the Role of Sucrose Non-Fermenting Related Kinase in Brown Adipocte Energy Metabolism