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Presenter Profile: Welcome to Exosomes—Their Role in Obesity


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Welcome to Exosomes—Their Role in Obesity

Friday, June 23, at 3:45 p.m. PT
Ballroom 6D-E
San Diego Convention Center

Presentation: Adipocyte Exosomes and Metabolic Function

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD
Philipp E. Scherer, PhD

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD

Professor and Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center,
UT Southwestern Medical Center

What is your presentation about?
I will focus on exosomal shedding by the adipocyte, a so far highly underestimated mechanism in systemic metabolic control. The adipocyte takes advantage of exosomal production for interorgan communication. Exosomes contain proteins, lipids, RNA molecules of various types as well as entire submitochondrial fragments.

What makes this topic important in 2023?
The important role of exosomal trafficking from adipocytes is a relatively recent finding and rapid progress is made in better defining the mechanisms.

How did you become involved with this area of diabetes research or care?
We have a broad interest in adipocyte physiology and the role in adipocytes as systemic mediators of the metabolic state of the system

How do you think your presentation will impact diabetes research or care?
This is an entirely new “endocrinology” that went unappreciated to date and will have major metabolic implications.

What are you most looking forward to at the 83rd Scientific Sessions?
An up-to-date overview of basic and clinical observations — exciting science all around!