Thurmond Lab Recent Publications

Key Publications

  • A 2015 paper in Cell Metabolism showed that in laboratory models of a high-fat diet, overexpression of STX4 led to both a longer lifespan and better control of glucose. Because STX4 imparted a special benefit to the muscles’ ability to process insulin in this study, our findings also suggest that the depletion of that ability may lead to type 2 diabetes in older age.