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Regulation of Adipokine Secretion in White Adipocytes

Principal Investigator: Charlotta Olofsson

Research focus

The aim of our research is to expand the knowledge about the mechanistic regulation of adipokine secretion in the white adipocyte as well as how regulatory mechanisms are perturbed in obesity/type-2 diabetes. We combine high resolution biophysical and optical techniques with measurements of short-term adipokine secretion with the overarching aim of elucidating regulation of exocytosis at a molecular and cellular level. We hope that our results can clarify how adipocyte adipokine release becomes disturbed in pathological obesity and/or type-2 diabetes.


  • Intracellular mediators controlling white adipocyte exocytosis and adipokine secretion
  • Functional characterization of ion channels in white adipocytes
  • Neuronal and hormonal regulation of white adipocyte exocytosis and adipokine secretion in health and disease
Charlotta Olofsson - porträttbild

Charlotta Olofsson

Principal Investigator

Publications GUP

+46 (0)31 7863592
Visiting and postal addresses

Group members

Marco Bauzá-Thorbrügge

Man Shrestha

Ahmed Alrifaiy
Principal research engineer

Saliha Musovic
Doctoral student

Marina Kalds Said
Doctoral student

Spandana Masuram
Student / Scholarship 

Shayida Maimaiti
Student / Scholarship 

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