UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Zhanxiang Zhou

Dr. Zhanxiang Zhou (Nutrition / Center for Translational Biomedical Research) received continuation of funding from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Adipose Tissue Lipolysis and Alcoholic Fatty Liver.” Lipid accumulation is one of the most fundamental cellular disorders in alcoholic liver disease, and reduction of liver fat would likely halt or slow the progression of alcoholic liver disease, according to the abstract. “Our 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.” The researchers propose four aims to test this hypothesis.