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2013.05.06 - News from the centers

DGE Prize for Dr. med. Ayman Arafat

Congratulations to Dr. med. Ayman Arafat winning the Schoeller-Junkmann-Prize awarded by the DGE in 2013

Congratulations to Dr. med. Ayman Arafat winning the Schoeller-Junkmann-Prize awarded by the DGE in 2013. This prize was given for the excelling research of his work group on the following question: Glucagon increases circulating fibroblast growth factor 21 independently of endogenous insulin levels - a novel mechanism of glucagon-stimulated lipolysis? The current results allow concluding that glucagon increases curculating FGF-21 independently of endogenous insulin levels. glucagon seems to stimulate lipolysis first directly, whereas the prolonged glucagon's liploytic actions are presumably mediated, at least partially, by changes in FGF-21.

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