Landon Belanger
When Bone Marrow Gets Fat – An Investigation into Metabolic Regulation by Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue
Mentor: Dr. Marina Toulakis
How do we inherit? To understand our pathways of inheritance, an interdisciplinary approach is needed. Not only is our genetic inheritance important in determining who we are, but so too our environment and its impact on our physiology. These impacts, at times, are detrimental to our health. Further understanding of our body’s mechanisms and physiology has the ability to combat these detrimental impacts. Adiponectin, an insulin-sensitizing and fatty acid breakdown progenitor hormone, secreted by adipose tissue has the potential to become a novel treatment for obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes. Bone marrow adipose is a premium investigation subject for its higher than normal excretion of adiponectin. My research examines the precursor cell population of bone marrow adipose and confirms a novel population.
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