Nicole Poritsanos

Position
Degrees
B.Sc. (Microbiology, University of Manitoba). Awarded in 2003.
M.Sc. (Microbiology, University of Manitoba). Awarded in 2005.
Ph.D. (Physiology, University of Manitoba). Awarded in 2011.
Bio
To investigate the mechanisms involved in the developmental regulation of the adipose tissue by the mTORC1 pathway using in vitro and in vivo models of TSC1/2 deficiency. Understanding these mechanism(s) will contribute to the advancement of therapeutic interventions for the prevention and reversal of adipogenesis in obesity.
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Publications

Nicole Poritsanos, Pei San Lew, J. Fischer, C. Mobbs, J. Nagy, Davie Wong, U. Rüther and Tooru Mizuno. Impaired hypothalamic Fto expression in response to fasting and glucose in obese mice. 2011. Nutrition & Diabetes 1:e19 Full Text Details.
Nicole Poritsanos, Pei San Lew and Tooru Mizuno. Relationship between blood glucose levels and hepatic Fto mRNA expression in mice. 2010. Biochemical and biophysical research communications 400(4):713-7 Full Text Details.
Nicole Poritsanos, Davie Wong, Maria Vrontakis and Tooru Mizuno. Regulation of hepatic PPARgamma2 and lipogenic gene expression by melanocortin. 2008. Biochemical and biophysical research communications 376(2):384-8 Full Text Details.