Do short chain fatty acids prevent gut leakiness and enhanced haematopoiesis induced by a high salt diet?
- Research Opportunity
- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
- Department / Centre
- Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health
- Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
|Prof Andrew Murphyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Sam Leeemail@example.com|
Summary Our laboratory has discovered that a high salt diet promotes a breakdown of the intestinal barrier in the gut which causes activation of the immune system and changes within the bone marrow microenvironment, altering blood production. This project will explore the hypothesis that supplementation of butyrate, an anti-inflammatory short chain fatty acid, will prevent high salt diet-induced gut leakiness, immune cells activation and protect the bone marrow microenvironment from being destructed. This will allow for the retention of haematopoietic stem cells and normal blood production. This project will employ a variety of assays and experimental readouts to address this hypothesis and give the student a valuable insight into immune and stem cell biology within a highly successful world class research laboratory.
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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Research NodeBaker Heart and Diabetes Institute
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