Karl-Heinz Herzig

MD, PhD
Professor
Physiology and Internal Medicine

Research Unit of Biomedicine
Faculty of Medicine

Karl-Heinz Herzig

Many diseases are related to unequal input/output balance, imbalance/lack of macronutrients, toxic compounds or physical inactivity. The different organs involved in keeping homeostasis (brain-gut/microbiome-fat-liver-muscle) are tightly communicating with each other via peptides, proteins, nutrients and nerves (adipokines, hepatokines, myokines, gut peptides, neurotransmitters). Understanding the communication of this organ cross talk might decipher the molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity/metabolic syndrome. Furthermore, the increased energy storages lead to inflammation affecting the signaling cascades. Our mission is to elucidate the communication signals and pathways which might lead to novel therapeutic targets and new strategies for the prevention of these diseases.

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395

publications

638

citation count of most cited publication

8580

citations

46.00

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karl-heinz.herzig@oulu.fi