• Absence of the proteoglycan decorin reduces glucose tolerance in overfed male mice 

      Svärd, Jessica; Røst, Therese Halvorsen; Sommervoll, Camilla Elise Nergård; Haugen, Christine; Gudbrandsen, Oddrun Anita; Christensen, Anne Elisabeth; Rødahl, Eyvind; Fernø, Johan; Dankel, Simon N; Sagen, Jørn V.; Mellgren, Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Studies have implicated the extracellular matrix (ECM) of adipose tissue in insulin resistance. The proteoglycan decorin, a component of ECM, has been associated with glucose tolerance, but possible causal effects on ...
    • Acute effects of orexigenic antipsychotic drugs on lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in rat 

      Jassim, Goran; Skrede, Silje; Vázquez, María Jesús; Wergedahl, Hege; Vik-Mo, Audun O.; Lunder, Niclas; Diéguez, Carlos; Vidal-Puig, Antonio; Berge, Rolf Kristian; López, Miguel; Steen, Vidar Martin; Fernø, Johan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-07-12)
      This study aims to investigate whether orexigenic antipsychotic drugs may induce dyslipidemia and glucose disturbances in female rats through direct perturbation of metabolically active peripheral tissues, independent of ...
    • The brain and brown fat 

      Contreras, Cristina; Gonzalez, Francisco; Fernø, Johan; Diéguez, Carlos; Rahmouni, Kamal; Nogueiras, Rubén; López, Miguel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-06-10)
      Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is a specialized organ responsible for thermogenesis, a process required for maintaining body temperature. BAT is regulated by the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which activates lipolysis and ...
    • Drug-induced activation of SREBP-controlled lipogenic gene expression in CNS-related cell lines: Marked differences between various antipsychotic drugs 

      Fernø, Johan; Skrede, Silje; Vik-Mo, Audun O.; Håvik, Bjarte; Steen, Vidar Martin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2006-10-20)
      Background: The etiology of schizophrenia is unknown, but neurodevelopmental disturbances, myelin- and oligodendrocyte abnormalities and synaptic dysfunction have been suggested as pathophysiological factors in this severe ...
    • Lipid-Lowering Effects of Tetradecylthioacetic Acid in Antipsychotic-Exposed, Female Rats: Challenges with Long-Term Treatment 

      Skrede, Silje; Fernø, Johan; Bjørndal, Bodil; Brede, Wenche Rødseth; Bohov, Pavol; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Steen, Vidar Martin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-11-30)
      Background: Psychiatric patients often require chronic treatment with antipsychotic drugs, and while rats are frequently used to study antipsychotic-induced metabolic adverse effects, long-term exposure has only partially ...
    • Lipogenic effects of antipsychotic drugs in cultured cells and in rat 

      Fernø, Johan (Doctoral thesis, 2007-05-10)
      The etiology of the serious psychiatric disorder schizophrenia is unknown. Epidemiological studies indicate a high heritability with a complex pattern of transmission. Moreover, structural and genetic findings indicate ...
    • Olanzapine-Induced Hyperphagia and Weight Gain Associate with Orexigenic Hypothalamic Neuropeptide Signaling without Concomitant AMPK Phosphorylation 

      Fernø, Johan; Varela, Luis; Skrede, Silje; Vázquez, María Jesús; Nogueiras, Rubén; Diéguez, Carlos; Vidal-Puig, Antonio; Steen, Vidar Martin; López, Miguel (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-06-13)
      The success of antipsychotic drug treatment in patients with schizophrenia is limited by the propensity of these drugs to induce hyperphagia, weight gain and other metabolic disturbances, particularly evident for olanzapine ...
    • Retained NK cell phenotype and functionality in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 

      Stiglund, Natalie; Strand, Kristina; Cornillet, Martin; Stål, Per; Thorell, Anders; Zimmer, Christine L.; Näslund, Erik; Karlgren, Silja; Nilsson, Henrik; Mellgren, Gunnar; Fernø, Johan; Hagström, Hannes; Björkström, Niklas K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-06-04)
      Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and the progressive stage non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is the predominant cause of chronic liver disease globally. As part of the complex pathogenesis, natural killer ...
    • Role of the Neutral Amino Acid Transporter SLC7A10 in Adipocyte Lipid Storage, Obesity and Insulin Resistance 

      Jersin, Regine Å.; Tallapragada, Divya Sri Priyanka; Madsen, André; Skartveit, Linn; Fjære, Even; McCann, Adrian; Dyer, Laurence; Willems, Aron; Bjune, Jan-Inge; Bjune, Mona S.; Våge, Villy; Nielsen, Hans Jørgen; Thorsen, Håvard Luong; Nedrebø, Bjørn Gunnar; Busch, Christian; Steen, Vidar M.; Blüher, Matthias; Jacobson, Peter; Svensson, Per-Arne; Fernø, Johan; Rydén, Mikael; Arner, Peter; Nygård, Ottar; Claussnitzer, Melina; Ellingsen, Ståle; Madsen, Lise; Sagen, Jørn V.; Mellgren, Gunnar; Dankel, Simon N (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Elucidation of mechanisms that govern lipid storage, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance may lead to improved therapeutic options for type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases. Here, we find that adipose ...
    • Short-term effects of Vertical sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on glucose homeostasis 

      Gudbrandsen, Oddrun Anita; Dankel, Simon N; Skumsnes, Lillian; Flølo, Tone Nygaard; Folkestad, Oddry H; Nielsen, Hans Jørgen; Våge, Villy; Mohn, Arne-Christian; Nedrebø, Bjørn Gunnar; Sagen, Jørn V.; Fernø, Johan; Mellgren, Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-15)
      The objective of this study was to compare the biochemical changes related to glucose tolerance and lipid metabolism in non-diabetic patients shortly after vertical sleeve gastrectomy (SG) or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). ...