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John-Olov Jansson

PROFESSOR

Department of
Physiology
Fax
+46 31-786 35 12
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 11
41390 Göteborg
Room number
3413
Postal address
Box 432
40530 Göteborg

About John-Olov Jansson

Research group

Immunometabolism Group

Teaching

Endocrinology for medical students and pharmacy students for more than 10 years. Since 2009 course leader for “BF2”, a course introducing scientific techniques and principles to medical students,

Research interest

Importance of brain components of the immune system, such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) och IL-1, for regulation of body fat.

Ongoing research / projects

We have recently found that Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) suppresses body fat mass via interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the brain. This is a great interest since we have long-term interest in the metaolic of IL-6 and since GLP-1 analogues, such as exendin-4 (Byetta sand Bydureon) and liraglutide (Victoza and Saxenda) are widely used for treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Surprisingly little has been known about the mechanism of action of this important group of drugs.

Related publications (PubMed):