The Saltiel laboratory investigates the molecular events involved in the regulation of glucose uptake and storage, with special attention to mechanisms underlying the specificity of the actions of insulin and the links between obesity and diabetes.
Developing new drugs targeting defects in the uptake and storage of glucose in muscle and fat cells requires a better grasp of the cell biology of insulin action. Read More
The banner image above is from Xiao-Wei Chen, Dara Leto, Junyu Xiao ... and Alan R. Saltiel: Exocyst function regulated by effector phosphorylation. Nat Cell Biol. 2011 May; 13(5): 580–588.