Project P14

Molecular role of the mitochondrial unfolded protein response in white and brown adipose tissue for whole body glucose homeostasis

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Functional disturbances of adipocyte mitochondria can affect systemic glucose tolerance via adipocyte-intrinsic mechanisms like impaired glucose uptake and altered differentiation processes (e.g. browning of WAT) as well as via metabolic- or endocrine-derived signals to remote tissues. Using new conditional knockout mouse models and high-fat diet feeding in combination with interventional studies employing pharmacological relevant substances, this project aims to unravel the role of MT-UPR signaling for the maintenance of adipocyte functions in WAT and BAT and its contribution to sustain whole body glucose homeostasis.

Project Leaders

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Klingenspor

Raum 1.89

Gregor-Mendel-Straße 2

85354 Freising

Chair of Molecular Nutritional Medicine, TUM School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich

EKFZ – Else Kröner Fresenius Center for Nutritional Medicine, Technical University of Munich

ZIEL – Institute for Food & Health, Technical University of Munich

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Dr. rer. nat. Eva Rath


Lehrstuhl für Ernährung und Immunologie

Gregor-Mendel-Straße 2

85354 Freising

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