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Ángel Baldán, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Studies on sterol homeostasis and the molecular mechanisms involved in the conversion of macrophages to foam cells.

Research Interests

Our laboratory is interested in sterol homeostasis and in the molecular mechanisms involved in the conversion of macrophages into foam cells. This latter process is particularly relevant in several human pathologies, including atherosclerosis and different pulmonary lipidosis syndromes.



ABCG1 regulates pulmonary surfactant metabolism in mice and men
de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Lee E, Merriott DJ, Goulbourne CN, Cheng J, Cheng A, Gonen A, Allen RM, Palladino END, Ford DA, Wang T, Baldán Á and Tarling EJ
Pubmed | J. Lipid Res.

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α accelerates α-chlorofatty acid catabolism
Palladino EN, Wang WY, Albert CJ, Langhi C, Baldán Á and Ford DA
Pubmed | J. Lipid Res.

Therapeutic silencing of fat-specific protein 27 improves glycemic control in mouse models of obesity and insulin resistance
Langhi C, Arias N, Rajamoorthi A, Basta J, Lee RG and Baldán Á
Pubmed | J. Lipid Res.

Truths and controversies concerning the role of miRNAs in atherosclerosis and lipid metabolism
Baldán Á and Fernández-Hernando C
Pubmed | Curr. Opin. Lipidol.

miRNAs and High-Density Lipoprotein metabolism
Baldán Á and de Aguiar Vallim TQ
Pubmed | Biochim. Biophys. Acta