UNCG Research

Additional NIH funds to Zhou for alcoholic fatty liver studies

Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 by UNCG Research.

Repost from Campus Weekly

Dr. Zhanxiang Zhou (Translational Biomedical Research) received additional funding from the US DHHS NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for the project “Adipose Tissue Lipolysis and Alcoholic Fatty Liver.” Alcoholic fatty liver is one of the earliest pathological changes in the progression of alcoholic liver disease. The research team’s overall hypothesis is that reverse fatty acid transport due to excess lipolysis of the adipose tissue plays a crucial role in pathogenesis of alcoholic fatty liver. This project will test this hypothesis.