Glucose Transport and Protein Trafficking

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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

Edmunds, S. J., Liébana-García, R., Oktawia Nilsson, Domingo-Espín, J., Caitriona Grönberg, Karin G Stenkula & Jens O Lagerstedt, 2019 May 8, In : Diabetologia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Johanna Säll, Florentina Negoita, Björn Hansson, Franziska Kopietz, Linder, W., Pettersson, A. M. L., Mikael Ekelund, Laurencikiene, J., Eva Degerman, Karin G Stenkula & Olga Göransson, 2019, In : Cellular Signalling. 55, p. 73-80

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Florentina Negoita, Blomdahl, J., Sebastian Wasserstrom, Winberg, M. E., Osmark, P., Sara Larsson, Karin G. Stenkula, Ekstedt, M., Kechagias, S., Cecilia Holm & Jones, H. A., 2019, In : Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 120, 1, p. 343-356

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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