Lund University
Dept of Clinical Sciences Malmö
CRC, entr 72, SUS Malmö
SE-205 02  Malmö, Sweden


Anna Zetterqvist

Current position


Acedemic degree

MSc in Biomedicine, Lund university, 2008

Current research interest

NFAT, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Ongoing projects

Mechanisms by which diabetes leads to increased vascular complications. Specifically, my research projects focus on the role of the transcription factor NFAT, which is activated in arteries by glucose, for the development of atherosclerosis and retinopathy.


  1. L.M.Nilsson, J. Nilsson-Öhman, A.V. Zetterqvist, M.F. Gomez. Nuclear factor of activated T-cells transcription factors in the vasculature: the good guys or the bad guys? Curr Opin Lipdol. 2008 Oct;19(5):483-90.
  2. L.M. Nilsson-Brglund, A.V. Zetterqvist, J. Nilsson-Öhman, M Sigvarddon, L.V. González Bosc, M-L Smith, A. Salehi, E.Agarhd, G.N. Fredrikson, C.-D, Agardh, J. Nilsson, B.R. Warnhoff, A. Hultgårdh-Nilsson, M.F. Gomez. Nuclear Factor of Activated T-cells regulates osteopontin expression in arterial smooth muscle in response to diabetes-induced hyperglycemia. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010 Feb;30(2):218-24.
  3. C. Gustavsson, C-D Agardh, A.V. Zetterqvist, J.Nilsson, E.Agardh, M.F. Gomez. Vascular Cellular Adhesion Molecule-1 (VCAM-1) Expression in Mice Retinal Vessels is affected by both Hyperglycemia and Hyperlipidemia. PLoS One. 2010 Sep 13;5(9(:e12699.

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