Máster Universitario en Biotecnología y Bioingeniería

Dr. Esther Teresa Fuentes Marhuenda

Department: Instituto de Bioingeniería / Applied Biology
Phone: + 34 96 522 2010
Email: efuentes@umh.es
Researcher ID: C-7545-2015
Current Position: Assistant professor of Nutrition, Universidad Miguel Hernandez.

Research Fields:
We work to understand the role that estrogen receptors ERα, ERβ and GPER1 have in the physiology of the islet of Langerhans. This will give light on how estrogens influence the plasticity of the endocrine pancreas during the adaptation to pregnancy and obesity. We are interested in the role that endocrine disruptors, particularly those with estrogenic activity, have in the etiology of Diabetes.

Representative Publications:

  • Marroquí L, Alonso-Magdalena P, Merino B, Fuentes E, Nadal A, Quesada I. (2014) Nutrient regulation of glucagon secretion: involvement in metabolism and diabetes: Nutr Res Rev. 2014 Jun; 27(1):48-62.
  • Alonso-Magdalena P, Ropero AB, Soriano S, García-Arévalo M, Ripoll C, Fuentes E, Quesada I, Nadal A. Bisphenol-A acts as a potent estrogen via non-classical estrogen triggered pathways. Mol Cell Endocrinol, 2012 May 22; 355(2): 201-7.
  • Nadal A, Alonso-Magdalena P, Soriano S, Ripoll C, Fuentes E, Quesada I, Ropero AB. (2011) Roles of estrogen receptor alfa, estrogen receptor beta and G protein-coupled estrogen receptor in pancreatic beta-cells. Front Biosci. Jan 1;16:251-60.
  • Ropero AB, Juan-Picó P, Rafacho A, Fuentes E, Bermúdez-Silva FJ, Roche E, Quesada I, Rodríguez de Fonseca F, Nadal A. (2009) Rapid, non-genomic regulation of calcium signals and insulin secretion by PPARalpha ligands in mouse pancreatic islets of Langerhans. Journal of Endocrinology 200: 127-138.
  • Ropero A.B., Alonso-Magdalena P., García-García E., Ripoll C., Fuentes E. and Nadal A. (2008) Bisphenol-A disrupts the endocrine pancreas and blood glucose homeostasis. International Journal of Andrology 31:194-200.











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