Silvana Constantinescu
Title Associate Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Health & Life Sciences
School College of Science and Health
Address 1731 E. 120th Street

Education & Training
NIH Awarded Grants
Project TitleProject NumberFY
1. Vella CA, Nelson OL, Jansen HT, Robbins CT, Jensen AE, Constantinescu S, Abbott MJ, Turcotte LP. Regulation of metabolism during hibernation in brown bears (Ursus arctos): Involvement of cortisol, PGC-1a and AMPK in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 2020 Feb; 240:110591.
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2. Constantinescu S, Turcotte LP. Amelioration of palmitate-induced metabolic dysfunction in L6 muscle cells expressing low levels of receptor-interacting protein 140. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 Nov; 93(11):913-22.
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3. Constantinescu S, Turcotte LP. Genetic downregulation of receptor-interacting protein 140 uncovers the central role of Akt signalling in the regulation of fatty acid oxidation in skeletal muscle cells. Exp Physiol. 2013 Feb; 98(2):514-25.
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4. Abbott MJ, Constantinescu S, Turcotte LP. AMP-activated protein kinase a2 is an essential signal in the regulation of insulin-stimulated fatty acid uptake in control-fed and high-fat-fed mice. Exp Physiol. 2012 May; 97(5):603-17.
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Funding Opportunities

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  • Palmitic Acid

  • Muscle Fibers, Skeletal

  • Nuclear Receptor Co-Repressor 1

  • Nuclear Receptor Subfamily 4, Group A, Member 1

  • Myoblasts

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