Joana Almaca

Research Assistant Professor

  • 522 Citations
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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

Islets of Langerhans

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 522 Citations
  • 18 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Review article
2 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanism and effects of pulsatile GABA secretion from cytosolic pools in the human beta cell

Menegaz, D., Hagan, D. W., Almaça, J., Cianciaruso, C., Rodriguez-Diaz, R., Molina, J., Dolan, R. M., Becker, M. W., Schwalie, P. C., Nano, R., Lebreton, F., Kang, C., Sah, R., Gaisano, H. Y., Berggren, P. O., Baekkeskov, S., Caicedo, A. & Phelps, E. A., Nov 1 2019, In : Nature Metabolism. 1, 11, p. 1110-1126 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
Secretory Vesicles
Insulin-Secreting Cells
15 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

Islets of Langerhans
Adrenergic Agents
4 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
Imaging techniques
Islets of Langerhans
16 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
Purinergic Receptors
Endocrine Cells
4 Citations (Scopus)
GTP-Binding Protein Regulators
Muscarinic M3 Receptors
RGS Proteins
Cholinergic Agonists