GSBS Student Publications


Keystone meeting summary: 'Adipogenesis, obesity, and inflammation' and 'Diabetes mellitus and the control of cellular energy metabolism, ' January 21-26, 2006, Vancouver, Canada

Student Author(s)

Alison Burkart; Jennifer L. Christianson

GSBS Program

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

UMMS Affiliation

Program in Molecular Medicine



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Medical Subject Headings

Adipogenesis; Animals; Diabetes Mellitus; Energy Metabolism; Humans; Inflammation; Obesity; Signal Transduction


Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences


The dysregulation of specific cellular functions in adipocytes, muscle cells, beta cells, and the liver leads to changes in systemic metabolic processes and ultimately to the pathophysiological manifestations that cause type 2 diabetes. The underlying cellular mechanisms are complex. The two meetings summarized here aimed to highlight the recent advances in our understanding of the molecular basis of feeding and nutrient storage and on the molecular consequences of obesity in terms of promoting risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Citation: Genes Dev. 2006 Aug 15;20(16):2193-201. Link to article on publisher's site

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Genes and development

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