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Rami Al Batran

Professeur adjoint

Faculté de pharmacie

Pavillon Jean Coutu, room 3216

Secondary number: 514 343-5630 (Travail 1)
Secondary email: rami.al.batran@umontreal.ca (Travail)

Profile

Biography

Dr Al Batran possède une grande expertise en pharmacologie dans les domaines de l'obésité, de la résistance à l'insuline et du métabolisme énergétique, ainsi que dans les modèles de diabète et maladies cardiovasculaires. Son programme de recherche en cours contribue à la compréhension du métabolisme du corps cétonique dans diverses maladies métaboliques telles que l'obésité et le diabète de type 2.

Awards and recognitions

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR/IRSC)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Diabetes Canada

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Malaysian Institute of Research Management & Monitoring (IPPP)

Doctoral Research Scholarship - Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP)

Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision

Projects

Research projects

2020 - 2026

Medium Chain Triglycerides and Ketogenesis

Lead researcher : Rami Al Batran
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVX20965-(RGP) Programme de subvention à la découverte individuelle ou de groupe
2020 - 2026

Medium Chain Triglycerides and Ketogenesis

Lead researcher : Rami Al Batran
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(DGECR) Tremplin vers la découverte
2020 - 2025

Medium Chain Triglycerides and Ketogenesis

Lead researcher : Rami Al Batran
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs: PVX20965-(RGP) Programme de subvention à la découverte individuelle ou de groupe
2020 - 2022

Pharmacothérapie du métabolisme du corps cétonique dans l'obésité

Lead researcher : Rami Al Batran
Funding sources: FCI/Fondation canadienne pour l'innovation
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Fonds des leaders

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

Selected Publications:

Al Batran R, Gopal K, Capozzi ME, Chahade JJ, Saleme B, Tabatabaei-Dakhili SA, Greenwell AA, Niu J, Almutairi M, Byrne NJ, Masson G, Kim R, Eaton F, Mulvihill EE, Garneau L, Masters AR, Desta Z, Velázquez-Martínez CA, Aguer C, Crawford PA, Sutendra G, Campbell JE, Dyck JRB, and Ussher JR. Pimozide Alleviates Hyperglycemia in Diet-Induced Obesity by Inhibiting Skeletal Muscle Ketone Oxidation. Cell Metabolism. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2020.03.017

Eshreif A, Al Batran R, Jamieson KL, Darwesh AM, Gopal K, Greenwell AA, Zlobine I, Aburasayn H, Eaton F, Mulvihill EE, Campbell JE, Seubert JM, Ussher JR. L-citrulline supplementation improves glucose and exercise tolerance in obese mice. Exp Physiol. 2019 Dec 5. doi: 10.1113/EP088109.

Uddin GM, Zhang L, Shah S, Fukushima A, Wagg CS, Gopal K, Al Batran R, Pherwani S, Ho KL, Boisvenue J, Karwi QG, Altamimi T, Wishart DS, Dyck JRB, Ussher JR, Oudit GY, Lopaschuk GD. Impaired branched chain amino acid oxidation contributes to cardiac insulin resistance in heart failure. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2019 Jul 5;18(1):86.

Ho KL, Zhang L, Wagg C, Al Batran R, Gopal K, Levasseur J, Leone T, Dyck JRB, Ussher JR, Muoio DM, Kelly DP, and Lopaschuk GD. Increased ketone body oxidation provides additional energy for the failing heart without improving cardiac efficiency. Cardiovasc Res. 2019 Feb 18. pii: cvz045.

Al Batran R, Gopal K, Aburasayn H, Eshreif A, Almutairi M, Greenwell AA, Campbell SA, Saleme B, Court EA, Eaton F, Light PE, Sutendra G, Ussher JR. The antianginal ranolazine mitigates obesity-induced hepatic steatosis and increases hepatic dehydrogenase activity. JCI Insight. 2019 Jan 10;4(1). pii: 124643.

Al Batran R, Gopal K, Martin MD, Ho KL, Almutairi M, Aburasayn H, Eaton F, Campbell JE, Ussher JR. Skeletal muscle-specific Cre recombinase expression, controlled by the human α-skeletal actin promoter, improves glucose tolerance in mice fed a high-fat diet. Diabetologia. 2018 Aug;61(8):1849-1855.

Gopal K, Almutairi M, Al Batran R, Eaton F, Gandhi M, Ussher JR. Cardiac-specific deletion of pyruvate dehydrogenase impairs glucose oxidation rates and induces diastolic dysfunction. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2018 Mar 6; 5:17.

Al Batran R, Almutairi M, Ussher JR. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor mediated control of cardiac energy metabolism. Peptides. 2018 Feb;100:94-100.

Aburasayn H, Al Batran R, Gopal K, Almutairi M, Eshreif A, Eaton F, Ussher JR. Female offspring born to obese and insulin-resistant dams are not at increased risk for obesity and metabolic dysfunction during early development. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2018 Jan;96(1):97-102.

Al Batran R, & Ussher JR. Revisiting protein acetylation and myocardial fatty acid oxidation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;313(3):H617-H619

Gopal K, Saleme B, Al Batran R, Aburasayn H, Eshreif A, Ho KL, Ma WK, Almutairi M, Eaton F, Gandhi M, Park EA, Sutendra G, Ussher JR. FoxO1 regulates myocardial glucose oxidation rates via transcriptional control of pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 4 expression. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Sep 1;313(3):H479-H490.  

Aburasayn H, Al Batran R, Ussher JR. Targeting ceramide metabolism in obesity. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Aug 1;311(2):E423-35.

Disciplines

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology

Areas of expertise

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Pharmacologie métabolique
  • Pharmacologie cardiovasculaire
  • Axe : Découverte et validation de cibles thérapeutiques