• 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 ...
    • COL6A3 expression in adipose tissue cells is associated with levels of the homeobox transcription factor PRRX1 

      Dankel, Simon N; Grytten, Elise; Bjune, Jan-Inge; Nielsen, Hans Jørgen; Dietrich, Arne; Blüher, Matthias; Sagen, Jørn V.; Mellgren, Gunnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Fibrillar collagen COL6α3 in adipose tissue has been associated with obesity, inflammation, insulin resistance and cancer. We here aimed to identify novel transcriptional regulators of COL6A3 expression. Based on a ...
    • Genome-wide association study reveals dynamic role of genetic variation in infant and early childhood growth 

      Helgeland, Øyvind; Vaudel, Marc; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas; Juodakis, Julius; Bacelis, Jonas; Jacobsson, Bo; Lindekleiv, Haakon; Hveem, Kristian; Lie, Rolv T.; Knudsen, Gun Peggy Strømstad; Stoltenberg, Camilla; Magnus, Per; Sagen, Jørn V.; Molven, Anders; Johansson, Stefan; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-01)
      Infant and childhood growth are dynamic processes with large changes in BMI during development. By performing genome-wide association studies of BMI at 12 time points from birth to eight years (9286 children, 74,105 ...
    • Hormone references for ultrasound breast staging and endocrine profiling to detect female onset of puberty 

      Madsen, Andre; Bruserud, Ingvild Særvold; Bertelsen, Bjørn-Erik; Roelants, Mathieu; Oehme, Ninnie; Viste, Kristin; Bjerknes, Robert; Almås, Bjørg; Rosendahl, Karen; Mellgren, Gunnar; Sagen, Jørn V.; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Context Application of ultrasound (US) to evaluate attainment and morphology of glandular tissue provides a new rationale for evaluating onset and progression of female puberty, but currently no hormone references complement ...
    • Metformin inhibits hepatocellular glucose, lipid and cholesterol biosynthetic pathways by transcriptionally suppressing steroid receptor coactivator 2 (SRC-2) 

      Madsen, Andre; Bozickovic, Olivera; Bjune, Jan Inge; Mellgren, Gunnar; Sagen, Jørn V. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11-09)
      The ability of the anti-diabetic drug metformin to inhibit anabolic processes including gluconeogenesis and lipogenesis is partly attributable to activation of the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway. The p160 ...
    • The Rho GTPase RND3 regulates adipocyte lipolysis 

      Dankel, Simon N; Røst, Therese Halvorsen; Kulyté, Agné; Fandalyuk, Zinayida; Skurk, Thomas; Hauner, Hans; Sagen, Jørn V.; Rydén, Mikael; Arner, Peter; Mellgren, Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: Adipose tissue plays a crucial role in diet- and obesity-related insulin resistance, with implications for several metabolic diseases. Identification of novel target genes and mechanisms that regulate adipocyte ...
    • 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 ...
    • Switch from stress response to homeobox transcription factors in Adipose tissue after profound fat loss 

      Dankel, Simon N; Fadnes, Dag J.; Stavrum, Anne-Kristin; Stansberg, Christine; Holdhus, Rita; Hoang, Tuyen Thi Van; Veum, Vivian L.; Christensen, Bjørn Jostein; Våge, Villy; Sagen, Jørn V.; Steen, Vidar Martin; Mellgren, Gunnar (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2010-06-09)
      Background In obesity, impaired adipose tissue function may promote secondary disease through ectopic lipid accumulation and excess release of adipokines, resulting in systemic low-grade inflammation, insulin resistance ...
    • Testicular ultrasound to stratify hormone references in a cross-sectional Norwegian study of male puberty 

      Madsen, Andre; Oehme, Ninnie; Roelants, Mathieu; Bruserud, Ingvild Særvold; Eide, Geir Egil; Viste, Kristin; Bjerknes, Robert; Almås, Bjørg; Rosendahl, Karen; Sagen, Jørn V.; Mellgren, Gunnar; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Context: Testicular growth represents the best clinical variable to evaluate male puberty, but current pediatric hormone references are based on chronological age and subjective assessments of discrete puberty development ...