Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin
 Universitätsmedizin Leipzig

Research topics

Adipocyte differentiation and adipose tissue development in children

Normal adipose tissue development is critical for maintaining a healthy metabolic status. In this project, we aim to identify and characterize regulators of adipose tissue development and obesity. For this, we use a translational approach combining in vitro and in vivo studies with the analyses of adipose tissue samples of lean an obese children. Artikel lesen

Clinical and experimental pediatric endocrinology

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Pathogenesis of childhood obesity and associated metabolic and cardiovascular comorbidities

Alterations of the cardiovascular system and the circadian rhythm are frequent complications seen in obese children and adults. In this context we aim to decipher the communication of adipose tissue and the cardiovascular system as well as the circadian rhythm in obese children and young adults. Artikel lesen

Genetic and epigenetic background of adipose tissue development and early-onset obesity in children

The aim of this project is to identify new functional candidate genes involved human adipogenesis and adipose tissue dysfunction as a cause for early-onset obesity and associated insulin resistance in children. Artikel lesen
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