Glucose Transport and Protein Trafficking

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cell and Molecular Biology


Adipocytes play a central role in energy balance, and dysfunctional adipose tissue severely affects systemic energy homeostasis. 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. Specifically, we are interested in the very early changes in 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

Björn Hansson, Sara Schumacher, Claes Fryklund, Björn Morén, Maria Björkqvist, Karl Swärd & Karin G. Stenkula, 2020 Nov 26, In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 533, 1, p. 64-69 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Claes Fryklund, Madelene Borg, Tobias Svensson, Sara Schumacher, Florentina Negoita, Björn Morén & Karin G. Stenkula, 2020 Apr, In: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 78, 108338.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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