Exercise Metabolism

Research Impact/Research Interest

Insulin resistance of skeletal muscle glucose transport frequently occurs with glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia, dyslipidemia, essential hypertension, and central obesity. These multifaceted conditions are known as insulin resistance syndrome, a major risk factor of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Our laboratory has focused on studies in the following research areas:

  • Sex differences in the development of insulin resistance syndrome and cardio-metabolic risks including insulin resistance of skeletal muscle glucose uptake and hepatic steatosis

  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying diet- and hormone-induced insulin resistance syndrome

  • Mechanisms of exercise training on metabolic adaptions in skeletal muscle and liver tissues

  • Effectiveness of nutraceutical compounds for the treatment of insulin resistance syndrome


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vitoon Saengsirisuwan

รองศาสตราจารย์ ดร. วิฑูร แสงศิริสุวรรณ

(Principal Investigator)


Research Collaboration

- National


  • 1 ) Chinsongkram B, Chaikeeree N, Saengsirisuwan V, Horak FB, Boonsinsukh R. (2016). Responsiveness of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest) in People With Subacute Stroke. Physical Therapy 96:1638-1647.<div></div>
  • 2 ) Rattanavichit Y, Chukijrungroat N, Saengsirisuwan V*. (2016). Sex Differences in the Metabolic Dysfunction and Insulin Resistance of Skeletal Muscle Glucose Transport Following High Fructose Ingestion. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 311:R1200-R1212.<div></div>
  • 3 ) Surapongchai J, Prasannarong M, Bupha-Intr T, Saengsirisuwan V*. (2017). Angiotensin II induces differential insulin action in rat skeletal muscle. Journal of Endocrinology 232:547-560.<div></div>
  • 4 ) Chukijrungroat N, Khamphaya T, Weerachayaphorn J, Songserm T, Saengsirisuwan V*. (2017). Hepatic FGF21 mediates gender differences in high-fat high-fructose diet induced fatty liver. American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism 313:E203-E212.<div></div>
  • 5 ) Pumpho A, Chaikeeree N, Saengsirisuwan V, Boonsinsukh R*. Selection of the better dual-timed up and go cognitive task to be used in patients with stroke characterized by subtraction operation difficulties. Front Neurol 2020 Apr;11:262. <div></div>