Karin Stenkula


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes



Overall, my research is focused on exploring the molecular mechanisms regulating adipocyte function, both normal and in the insulin-resistant state, using experimental cell biology methods and sophisticated microscopy techniques at a single cell level. The last years, we have characterized the very early changes of insulin signaling and glucose transport in mature adipocytes in relation to cell size, to unravel the cause and consequence behind adipocyte dysfunction.

Recent research outputs

Ström, K. , Morales-Alamo, D. , Ottosson, F. , Edlund, A. , Hjort, L. , Jörgensen, S. W. , Almgren, P. , Zhou, Y. , Martin-Rincon, M. , Ekman, C. , Pérez-López, A. , Ekström, O. , Perez-Suarez, I. , Mattiasson, M. , De Pablos-Velasco, P. , Oskolkov, N. , Ahlqvist, E. , Wierup, N. , Eliasson, L. , Vaag, A. & 6 others Leif Groop, Karin G. Stenkula, Céline Fernandez, Calbet, J. A. L., Holmberg, H. C. & Ola Hansson, 2018 Dec 1, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 3016

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Florentina Negoita, Blomdahl, J., Sebastian Wasserstrom, Winberg, M. E., Osmark, P., Larsson, S., Karin G. Stenkula, Ekstedt, M., Kechagias, S., Cecilia Holm & Jones, H. A., 2018 Sep 1, In : Journal of Cellular Biochemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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