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Anna Benrick

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Anna Benrick
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anna.benrick@gu.se
+46 31 786 3810
0709-490148

Room number: 3407
Postal Address: Box 432, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 11 , 41390 Göteborg


Department of Physiology at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology (More Information)
Box 432
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 11-13 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Anna Benrick

Research interests

We focus on the molecular link between androgen excess and the development of reproductive disorders, obesity, and type-2 diabetes in females. Our overall aim is to investigate new treatments and identify the underlying mechanisms that improves or protect against the development of diabetes and infertility.

My line of research has evolved from more than 10 years of experience in whole-animal physiology studies involving endocrinology, metabolism and reproduction. In 2010, I returned to the University of Gothenburg after a postdoc at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research, financed by the Swedish Research Council. In 2015, I started up my own lab and line of research. I am currently co-supervising three PhD students and my lab is regularly taking on undergraduate students that will be contributing to our projects.

Ongoing research projects

  • Elevated levels of adiponectin may protect against PCOS-related metabolic and reproductive disturbances in mice
  • Effects of adiponectin on gestational diabetes, placenta function and fetal growth
  • Autonomic nervous system activation mediates the increase in whole-body glucose uptake in response to electroacupuncture
  • Epigenetic and transcriptional alterations in human skeletal muscle and adipose tissue in response to electroacupuncture in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Teaching

Endocrinology: Reproduction, metabolism, glucose homeostasis

Latest publications

The effect of androgen excess on maternal metabolism, placental function and fetal growth in obese dams
R. Fornes, M. Maliqueo, Min Hu, Laila Hadi, J. M. Jimenez-Andrade et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Adiponectin protects against development of metabolic disturbances in a PCOS mouse model
Anna Benrick, Belén Chanclón, Peter Micallef, Yanling Wu, Laila Hadi et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Erratum: Epigenetic and Transcriptional Alterations in Human Adipose Tissue of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Milana Kokosar, Anna Benrick, Alexander Perfilyev, Romina Fornes, Emma Nilsson et al.
Scientific reports, Editorial letter 2016
Editorial letter

Epigenetic and Transcriptional Alterations in Human Adipose Tissue of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Milana Kokosar, Anna Benrick, A. Perfilyev, R. Fornes, E. Nilsson et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Maternal testosterone and placental function: Effect of electroacupuncture on placental expression of angiogenic markers and fetal growth
R. Fornes, M. Hu, M. Maliqueo, Milana Kokosar, Anna Benrick et al.
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Maternal testosterone exposure increases anxiety-like behavior and impacts the limbic system in the offspring.
Min Hu, Jennifer E. Richard, Manuel Maliqueo, Milana Kokosar, Romina Fornes et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Journal article 2015
Journal article

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2017

The effect of androgen excess on maternal metabolism, placental function and fetal growth in obese dams
R. Fornes, M. Maliqueo, Min Hu, Laila Hadi, J. M. Jimenez-Andrade et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Adiponectin protects against development of metabolic disturbances in a PCOS mouse model
Anna Benrick, Belén Chanclón, Peter Micallef, Yanling Wu, Laila Hadi et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Erratum: Epigenetic and Transcriptional Alterations in Human Adipose Tissue of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Milana Kokosar, Anna Benrick, Alexander Perfilyev, Romina Fornes, Emma Nilsson et al.
Scientific reports, Editorial letter 2016
Editorial letter

Epigenetic and Transcriptional Alterations in Human Adipose Tissue of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Milana Kokosar, Anna Benrick, A. Perfilyev, R. Fornes, E. Nilsson et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Maternal testosterone and placental function: Effect of electroacupuncture on placental expression of angiogenic markers and fetal growth
R. Fornes, M. Hu, M. Maliqueo, Milana Kokosar, Anna Benrick et al.
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

2015

Maternal testosterone exposure increases anxiety-like behavior and impacts the limbic system in the offspring.
Min Hu, Jennifer E. Richard, Manuel Maliqueo, Milana Kokosar, Romina Fornes et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 34

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