Roos Jahangir Tafrechi

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Prolonged use of glucocorticoids induces pronounced insulin resistance in vivo. In vitro, treatment of 3T3-L1 adipocytes with dexamethasone for 48 h reduces the maximal level of insulin- and stress (arsenite)-induced glucose uptake by approximately 50%. Although phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase signaling was slightly attenuated, phosphorylation of its(More)
Cell cultures as well as cells in tissue always display a certain degree of variability, and measurements based on cell averages will miss important information contained in a heterogeneous population. This paper presents automated methods for image based measurements of mitochondiral DNA (mtDNA) mutations in individual cells. The mitochondria are present(More)
Cytoplasmic translation is under sophisticated control but how cells adapt its rate to constitutive loss of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation is unknown. Here we show that translation is repressed in cells with the pathogenic A3243G mtDNA mutation or in mtDNA-less ρ0 cells by at least two distinct pathways, one transiently targeting elongation factor(More)
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