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Eugenia Carvalho


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Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Angola

Biography

During my career I have studied chronic diseases in aging, such as insulin resistance (primarily in relatives of people with type 2 diabetes), diabetes and its complications. I have been studying the role of the adipocyte as an endocrine and inflammatory organ. One of the main interests has been trying to understand the metabolic relationship between epicardial adipose tissue that surrounds the heart and the cardiomyocyte. In addition, I have been investigating systemic and local factors that are altered in diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) and to identify dysfunctional pathways, such as insulin signaling, mitochondrial function and ER stress in wound healing in the skin, essential for regeneration of skin tissue and enhancement of healing, with the goal of finding early diagnostic markers to identify patients at risk for chronic DFU in order to improve treatment.   

Research Interest

During my career I have studied chronic diseases in aging, such as insulin resistance (primarily in relatives of people with type 2 diabetes), diabetes and its complications. I have been studying the role of the adipocyte as an endocrine and inflammatory organ. One of the main interests has been trying to understand the metabolic relationship between epicardial adipose tissue that surrounds the heart and the cardiomyocyte. In addition, I have been investigating systemic and local factors that are altered in diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) and to identify dysfunctional pathways, such as insulin signaling, mitochondrial function and ER stress in wound healing in the skin, essential for regeneration of skin tissue and enhancement of healing, with the goal of finding early diagnostic markers to identify patients at risk for chronic DFU in order to improve treatment.   

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