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Jørgen Barth
  • E-mailkelly.velasco@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Department of Biomedicine
    Bygg for Biologiske Basalfag (BBB)
    5020 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

I am a cell and molecular biologist interested in gaining a better understanding of the biological function of proteins of especial relevance for human health.  I have been involved in studies of a variety of topics: the malaria parasite (Plasmodium spp.), the ubiquitin system and the regulation of insulin secretion. I have extensive experience with different cellular models, protein purification and several techniques useful for the study of protein function.

For a comprehensive list of my publications see here

  • Show author(s) (2023). Investigating the effects of one-carbon metabolism pathway on obesity-induced pancreatic cancer.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Deficiency of the metabolic enzyme SCHAD in pancreatic β-cells promotes amino acid–sensitive hypoglycemia. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Functional evaluation of 16 SCHAD missense variants: Only amino acid substitutions causing congenital hyperinsulinism of infancy lead to loss-of-function phenotypes in vitro. The Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease (JIMD). 1-13.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  • The SCHAD enzyme - A novel regulator of insulin secretion
  • Development of a novel targeted therapy against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

I am part of the Halberg lab.