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Marc Pilon

Professor

Department of Chemistry & Molecular
Biology
Telephone
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 9C
41390 Göteborg
Room number
2429
Postal address
Box 462
40530 Göteborg

About Marc Pilon

RESEARCH AREA

Elucidating the function of the AdipoRs Adiponectin is a protein secreted by adipocytes and that may have insulin-sensitizing activities. Its proposed receptors, AdipoR1 and AdipoR2, have seven transmembrane domain with a topology inverse that of GPCRs; we are trying to understand the cellular function of these AdipoRs. To do this, we are studying mutant of these receptors in the small nematode C. elegans, then verifying our results in mammalian models. Our work sshows that the AdipoRs are actually important for the regulation of membrane fluidity in C. elegans and human cells, and that this essential function is independent of adiponectin.

Link: Pilon LAB

TEACHING

BIO555 Genetics

BIO906 Cell and molecular biology

BIO213 Cell and developmental biology

BIO426 Evolutionary ecology

BIO442 Molecular evolution

KMG045 Drug development (Chalmers)

KMG042 Molecular methods (Chalmers)

UPPDRAG

Responsible for PhD education at Dept Chem Mol Biol.

Google Scholar: Marc Pilon