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UF researchers discover link between ZIP14 and NTBI

We found that overexpression of ZIP14 and ZIP8, but not DMT1, resulted in increased NTBI uptake by βlox5 cells, a human β cell line. Conversely, siRNA-mediated knockdown of ZIP14, but not ZIP8, resulted in 50% lower NTBI uptake in βlox5 cells.


Our mission is simple: to work together to see a world free from diabetes. Our Diabetes Institute is institution-wide at the University of Florida, and we’re an unstoppable force for the greater good, or as we like to call it, the Gator Good. At UF, we’re committed to challenging convention and…

The Medical Crisis Without A Headline

You and I need to turn up the heat. Together, we need to bring awareness of diabetes to the forefront of society. We need to kindle support for advocacy, education and research until our society takes note and takes action. We need to make sure that diabetes is highly visible,…

UF Diabetes: The Next Generation

By Morgan Sherburne   A new vanguard of researchers continues UF’s tradition of pushing the boundaries of diabetes research and care. This vanguard includes Michael Haller, MD; Clayton Mathews, PhD; Jing Chen, MD, PhD; Todd Brusko, PhD; Laura Jacobsen, MD; and Kenneth Cusi, MD. Photos by Jesse…

Intersecting Paths

The new UF Diabetes Institute brings more than 100 researchers together to battle disease. Read more.

Picture Perfect

UF Health researchers use photos to understand how Type 1 diabetes affects children, meeting a critical need for research that addresses children’s perspectives.

Combination therapy for diabetes

Results from a UF Health pilot study have led to a new national trial investigating a combination treatment for individuals newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.