Marc Pilon


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 7 B
41390 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 462
40530 Göteborg

About Marc Pilon


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.

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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)


Responsible for PhD education at Dept Chem Mol Biol.

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