Professor Antonio Vidal- Puig is a professor at the University of Cambridge which has been working for years in the field with contributions that have helped to understand the molecular mechanisms and pathophysiology of the so-called metabolic syndrome. Particularly it has spent most of his research to elucidate mechanisms lipotoxicity related to the development of insulin resistance . Dr Vidal- Puig is combining clinical practice and basic research is a fundamental support in the development of this project.
His publicationsa are as follows:
Lopez M, Varela L, Vazquez MJ, Rodriguez-Cuenca S, Gonzalez CR, Velagapudi VR, Morgan DA, Schoenmakers E, Agassandian K, Lage R, de Morentin PB, Tovar S, Nogueiras R, Carling D, Lelliott C, Gallego R, Oresic M, Chatterjee K, Saha AK, Rahmoundi K, Dieguez C, Vidal-Puig A. (2010). Hypothalamic AMPK and fatty acid metabolism mediate thyroid regulation of energy balance. Nat Med, 16(9):1001-8. PMID: 20802499. PMCID: PMC2935934.
Hagen RM, Rodriguez-Cuenca S, Vidal-Puig A. (2010). An allostatic control of membrane lipid composition by SREBP1. FEBS Lett, 584(12):2689-98. PMID: 20385130.
Ishii KA, Fumoto T, Iwai K, Takeshita S, Ito M, Shimohata N, Aburatani H, Taketani S, Lelliott CJ, Vidal-Puig A, Ikeda K. (2009). Coordination of PGC-1beta and iron uptake in mitochondrial biogenesis and osteoclast activation. Nat Med, 15(3):259-66. PMID: 19252502.
Lagathu C, Christodoulides C, Virtue S, Cawthorn WP, Franzin C, Kimber WA, Nora ED, Campbell M, Medina-Gomez G, Cheyette BN, Vidal-Puig AJ, Sethi JK. (2009). Dact1, a nutritionally regulated preadipocyte gene, controls adipogenesis by coordinating the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling network. Diabetes, 58(3):609-19. PMID: 19073771. PMCID: PMC2646059.
Oresic M, Hänninen VA, Vidal-Puig A. (2008). Lipidomics: a new window to biomedical frontiers. Trends Biotechnol, 26(12):647-52. PMID: 18951641.
Virtue S, Vidal-Puig A. (2008). It's not how fat you are, it's what you do with it that counts. PLoS Biol, 6(9):e237. PMID: 18816166. PMCID: PMC2553843.