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The Diabetes and Metabolic Associated Diseases Research Group (DIAMET) is a multidisciplinary and dynamic research group focused on the study of metabolic derangements associated with diabetes mellitus and obesity morbidities.


The research group is led by Dr. Sonia Fernandez-Veledo and is composed by clinical and basic investigators, technicians and administrative support staff.


The group belongs to the Pere Virgili Institute (IISPV) and University Hospital from Tarragona Joan XXIII, and is integrated in a nationwide net for the study of diabetes, CIBERdem, that was initiated in 2008 by the Instituto de Salud Carlos III from Spain. Likewise, the group is recognised as a consolidated group by the Agencia de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) from the Generalitat de Catalunya since 2009, housed in the Rovira i Virgili University.


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Protective effects of the succinate/SUCNR1 axis on damaged hepatocytes in NAFLD. 

Marsal-Beltran A, et al. Metabolism. 2023 Aug;145:155630. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2023.155630. Epub 2023 Jun 13. PMID: 37315889 Free article.  

SUCNR1 signaling in adipocytes controls energy metabolism by modulating circadian clock and leptin expression

Villanueva-Carmona T, et al. Cell Metab. 2023 Apr 4;35(4):601-619.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2023.03.004. Epub 2023 Mar 27. PMID: 36977414 

Splice variants of mitofusin 2 shape the endoplasmic reticulum and tether it to mitochondria

Naón D, et al. Science. 2023 Jun 23;380(6651):eadh9351. doi: 10.1126/science.adh9351. Epub 2023 Jun 23. PMID: 37347868 

Mitochondrial dysfunction, lipids metabolism, and amino acid biosynthesis are key pathways for COVID-19 recovery.

Sánchez A, et al. iScience. 2023 Sep 19;26(10):107948. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2023.107948. eCollection 2023 Oct 20. PMID: 37810253 Free PMC article. 

Deciphering the sex bias in housekeeping gene expression in adipose tissue: a comprehensive meta-analysis of transcriptomic studies

Klid S, Maymó-Masip E, Algaba-Chueca F, Ballesteros M, Inglès-Puig M, Guarque A, Madeira A, Jareño C, Vendrell J, Fernández-Veledo S, Megía A. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Jan 27;24(3):2486. doi: 10.3390/ijms24032486. PMID: 36768809 Free PMC article. 



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