Rosanna Najem-Lendom

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OBJECTIVE Obesity is characterized by an overgrowth of adipose tissue that leads to the formation of hypoxic areas within this tissue. We investigated whether this phenomenon could be responsible for insulin resistance by studying the effect of hypoxia on the insulin signaling pathway in adipocytes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The hypoxic signaling(More)
Insulin resistance is caused by numerous factors including inflammation. It is characterised by defective insulin stimulation of adipocyte and muscle glucose transport, which requires the glucose transporter GLUT4 translocation towards the plasma membrane. Defects in insulin signalling can cause insulin resistance, but alterations in GLUT4 trafficking could(More)
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