Joana Almaca

Research Assistant Professor

  • 504 Citations
20062021
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Epithelial Sodium Channels Chemical Compounds
Islets of Langerhans Medicine & Life Sciences
Insulin Medicine & Life Sciences
Cystic Fibrosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Exocytosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Adenosine Monophosphate Chemical Compounds
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Phosphotransferases Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2017 2021

Pericytes
Islets of Langerhans
Fibrosis
Myofibroblasts
Sirolimus

Research Output 2006 2018

  • 504 Citations
  • 17 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article
12 Citations (Scopus)

The Pericyte of the Pancreatic Islet Regulates Capillary Diameter and Local Blood Flow

Almaca, J., Weitz, J., Rodriguez Diaz, R., Pereira, E. & Caicedo-Vierkant, D. A., Mar 6 2018, In : Cell Metabolism. 27, 3, p. 630-644.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pericytes
Islets of Langerhans
Insulin
Microvessels
Adrenergic Agents
3 Citations (Scopus)

Confocal imaging of neuropeptide Y-pHluorin: A technique to visualize insulin granule exocytosis in intact murine and human islets

Makhmutova, M., Liang, T., Gaisano, H., Caicedo-Vierkant, D. A. & Almaca, J., Sep 13 2017, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2017, 127, e56089.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuropeptide Y
Insulin
Exocytosis
Imaging techniques
Islets of Langerhans
13 Citations (Scopus)

Mouse pancreatic islet macrophages use locally released ATP to monitor beta cell activity

Weitz, J. R., Makhmutova, M., Almaca, J., Stertmann, J., Aamodt, K., Brissova, M., Speier, S., Rodriguez Diaz, R. & Caicedo-Vierkant, D. A., Sep 7 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Diabetologia. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Islets of Langerhans
Adenosine Triphosphate
Macrophages
Purinergic Receptors
Endocrine Cells
4 Citations (Scopus)
GTP-Binding Protein Regulators
Muscarinic M3 Receptors
Insulin
RGS Proteins
Cholinergic Agonists
16 Citations (Scopus)

β-Arrestin-2 is an essential regulator of pancreatic β-cell function under physiological and pathophysiological conditions

Zhu, L., Almaca, J., Dadi, P. K., Hong, H., Sakamoto, W., Rossi, M., Lee, R. J., Vierra, N. C., Lu, H., Cui, Y., McMillin, S. M., Perry, N. A., Gurevich, V. V., Lee, A., Kuo, B., Leapman, R. D., Matschinsky, F. M., Doliba, N. M., Urs, N. M., Caron, M. G. & 3 others, Jacobson, D. A., Caicedo-Vierkant, D. A. & Wess, J., Feb 1 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 14295.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arrestin
regulators
insulin
Insulin
Nutrition