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Caloric Restriction and Gene Expression in Agouti Mice (1994)


Caloric Restriction and Gene Expression in Agouti Mice

Key words:

calories, diet-regulated genes

Research Institution:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




Willard J Visek

Project Description:

Dr. Visek investigated how dietary fat and calories alter the expression of genes to enhance the development of breast cancer. By identifying individual diet-regulated genes, particularly those which respond to caloric restriction, Dr. Visek studied their expression during tumor formation under various dietary conditions.

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