Alfredo Franco-Obregón

Franco-Obregón Alfredo

  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • BA, University of California, San Diego, USA
Research Interest(s)
  • Muscle
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Sarcopenia
  • Osteopenia
  • Mechanobiology
Recent Publications
  • 1. Kurth F, Franco-Obregón A, Casarosa M, Küster SK, Wuertz-Kozak K, Dittrich PS. 2015 Nov. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 2-mediated shear-stress responses in C2C12 myoblasts are regulated by serum and extracellular matrix. FASEB J. 29(11):4726-37. doi: 10.1096/fj.15-275396. 26207028.
  • 2. Spaas JH, Broeckx SY, Chiers K, Ferguson SJ, Casarosa M, Van Bruaene N, Forsyth R, Duchateau L, Franco-Obregón A, Wuertz-Kozak K. 2015. Chondrogenic priming at reduced cell density enhances cartilage adhesion of equine allogeneic MSCs - a loading sensitive phenomenon in an organ culture study with 180 explants. Cell Physiol Biochem. 37(2):651-65. doi: 10.1159/000430384. 26344791.
  • 3. Kurth F, Franco-Obregón A, Bärtschi CA, Dittrich PS. 2015 Jan. An adaptable stage perfusion incubator for the controlled cultivation of C2C12 myoblasts. Analyst. 140(1):127-33. doi: 10.1039/c4an01758g. 25368875.
  • 4. Crocetti S, Beyer C, Unternährer S, Benavides Damm T, Schade-Kampmann G, Hebeisen M, Di Berardino M, Fröhlich J, Franco-Obregón A. 2014 Jun. Impedance flow cytometry gauges proliferative capacity by detecting TRPC1 expression. Cytometry A. 85(6):525-36. doi: 10.1002/cyto.a.22461. 24639248.
  • 5. Broeckx SY, Maes S, Martinello T, Aerts D, Chiers K, Mariën T, Patruno M, Franco-Obregón A, Spaas JH. 2014 May. Equine epidermis: a source of epithelial-like stem/progenitor cells with in vitro and in vivo regenerative capacities. Stem Cells Dev. 23(10):1134-48. doi: 10.1089/scd.2013.0203. 24368059.