Maria Alvarado Kristensson

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology


  • Cell division, Tubulins


The group’s interest is to find novel target proteins that are involved in cell cycle
regulation and whose activities result in cancer development. The biological platforms that we are applying are cell lines, primary cell cultures and tumors. To study the processes of cell division, we are applying state-of-the-art imaging techniques and modern genetic tools. Our focus is to understand the intracellular cell signaling mechanisms that are involved in carciogenesis. SADB Kinases and gamma-tubulin : Until now, our research has been focused on the function of two groups of proteins, the Ser/Thr kinases named SADB and gamma-tubulin. In a non-transformed cell, SADB’s and gamma-tubulin’s normal
actions are to preserve genome stability during cell division. Disturbed activity of SADB and/or gamma-tubulin leads to formation of transformed cells containing an increased or decreased DNA content. In our body, these transformed cells will continue to divide. After each cell cycle, the cells can further suffer from DNA changes and they become genetically unstable. Continued uncontrolled cell division will lead to tumor formation. Our group wants to describe the mechanisms by which SADB kinase and gamma-tubulin activities contribute to tumor formation.

The Lab
The lab is located at Malmö's university hospital. The unit is well equipped in a highly dynamic research community.

Highlighted research outputs

Lisa Lindström, Tongbin Li, Darina Malycheva, Arun Kancharla, Helén Nilsson, Neelanjan Vishnu, Hindrik Mulder, Martin Johansson, Catalina Ana Rosselló & Maria Alvarado-Kristensson, 2018 May 3, In: Communications Biology. 1,, 37.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lisa Lindström, Bruno O Villoutreix, Sophie Lehn, Rebecka Hellsten, Elise Nilsson, Enisa Crneta, Roger Olsson & Maria Alvarado-Kristensson, 2015, In: Molecular Cancer Research. 13, 7, p. 1073-1082

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Greta Eklund, Stefan Lang, Johan Glindre, Åsa Ehlén & Maria Alvarado-Kristensson, 2014, In: Journal of Biological Chemistry. 289, 31, p. 21360-21373

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Åsa Ehlén, Catalina Ana Rossello Castillo, Kristoffer von Stedingk, Greta Eklund, Elise Nilsson, Helen Pettersson, Karin Jirström & Maria Alvarado-Kristensson, 2012, In: Journal of Biological Chemistry. 287, 21, p. 17241-17247

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Greta Eklund, Reihaneh Zarrizi, Kristoffer von Stedingk, Kristina Jönsson & Maria Alvarado-Kristensson, 2011, In: FASEB Journal. 25, 11, p. 3815-3827

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maria Alvarado-Kristensson, María Josefa Rodríguez, Virginia Silió, José M Valpuesta & Ana C Carrera, 2009, In: Nature Cell Biology. 11, 9, p. 1081-U86

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