Project

Circulating histidine-containing dipeptides and the development of diabetic nephropathy: role of exercise and supplementation

Duration
01 October 2014 → 03 January 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Physiology
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Physiology
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Physiology
Keywords
carnosine nephropathy aerobic training
 
Project description

Both supplementation with the dipeptide carnosine and aerobic training have been shown, at least in rodents, to protect against the development of diabetic nephropathy. The goal of this project is to elucidate whether this exercise-induced protection can be attributed, at least partly, to elevated circulating histidine-containing dipeptides levels.