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Basic Science Obesity Research

Winthrop's Vascular Biology Institute research focuses on the disease-causing mechanisms responsible for the development of cardiovascular complications in diseases such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and kidney failure.

Winthrop scientists use a wide range of biochemical methodologies, including molecular biology, array technology, tissue culture, histopathology and transgenic animals in their research. They are examining the regulation of certain signaling proteins in obesity and their effects on interfering with the process of vascular lesions.

In addition, they are identifying any defects in the diseased states, seeking to find potential target sites for drug development and gene therapy. The program involves the collaboration of basic scientists and clinicians in the fields of endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, oncology, pulmonology and rheumatology.

Current Studies
  • Links between obesity and diabetes
  • Intrauterine growth restriction and the propensity toward obesity
  • Alterations in cytokine and gene expression in obesity
  • Obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Animal models of obesity and bone loss

    For more information about Basic Obesity Research, call 516- 663-2028.

    Suite 505-B
    222 Station Plaza North
    Mineola, NY 11501

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