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Researcher: Premilovac, D (Dr Dino Premilovac)

Fields of Research

Systems physiology
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Basic pharmacology
Sensory systems
Exercise physiology
Pharmaceutical sciences
Central nervous system
Cell physiology
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Animal physiology - cell
Medical physiology
Nutritional science
Respiratory diseases
Autonomic nervous system
Public health nutrition
Cellular interactions (incl. adhesion, matrix, cell wall)
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Animal physiology - systems
Environmental epidemiology
Signal transduction
Cancer cell biology

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Preventive medicine
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Behaviour and health
Overweight and obesity
Health related to ageing
Health education and promotion
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Evaluation of health outcomes
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Human pharmaceutical products
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A New Method for Targeted and Sustained Induction of Type 2 Diabetes in Rodents; Scientific Reports
A vascular mechanism for high-sodium-induced insulin resistance in rats; Diabetologia: Clinical and Experimental Diabetes and Metabolism
Acute vascular and metabolic actions of the green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin 3-gallate in rat skeletal muscle; Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Acute, local infusion of angiotensin II impairs microvascular and metabolic insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle; Cardiovascular Research
An abductive inference approach to assess the performance‑enhancing effects of drugs included on the World Anti‑Doping Agency Prohibited List; Sports Medicine
Are the metabolic benefits of resistance training in type 2 diabetes linked to improvements in adipose tissue microvascular blood flow?; American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Blueberry tea enhances insulin sensitivity by augmenting insulin-mediated metabolic and microvascular responses in skeletal muscle of high fat fed rats; International Journal of Diabetology & Vascular Disease Research
Enantioselective disposition of (R/S)-albuterol in skeletal and cardiac muscle; Drug Testing and Analysis
Impairments in adipose tissue microcirculation in Type 2 diabetes mellitus assessed by real-time contrast-enhanced ultrasound; Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Metabolic-vascular coupling in skeletal muscle: a potential role for capillary pericytes?; Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Metformin improves vascular and metabolic insulin action in insulin resistant muscle; Journal of Endocrinology
Muscle insulin resistance resulting from impaired microvascular insulin sensitivity in Sprague Dawley rats; Cardiovascular Research
Muscle microvascular blood flow responses in insulin resistance and ageing; The Journal of Physiology
No effect of NOS inhibition on skeletal muscle glucose uptake during in situ hindlimb contraction in healthy and diabetic Sprague-Dawley rats; American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Novel short-chain quinones to treat vision loss in a rat model of diabetic retinopathy; International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Perfusion controls muscle glucose uptake by altering the rate of glucose dispersion in viv; American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Postprandial microvascular blood flow in skeletal muscle: Similarities and disparities to the hyperinsulinaemic-euglycaemic clamp; Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Regulation of microvascular flow and metabolism: An overview; Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Role for the Microvasculature in Glucose Uptake in Skeletal Muscle; Glucose Uptake: Regulation, Signaling Pathways and Health Implications (Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments)
Skeletal muscle microvascular-linked improvements in glycemic control from resistance training in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; Diabetes Care
Transcranial contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the rat brain reveals substantial hyperperfusion acutely post-stroke; Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Vascular and metabolic actions of the green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate; Current Medicinal Chemistry

Research Projects

Can anti-diabetic agents improve blood flow and outcome following stroke in type 2 diabetes?; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Can idebenone be used to reduce severity of stroke?; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Cardiometabolic benefits of exercise training in type 2 diabetes independent of weight loss; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Do pericytes regulate skeletal muscle capillary blood flow in response to insulin?; Australian Physiological Society (AuPS)
Generating and characterizing a reliable rodent model type 2 diabetes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Harnessing the dual roles of pericytes to improve stroke outcomes; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Microvascular dysfunction in adult offspring of type 2 diabetics; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
The role of skeletal muscle pericytes in the development of insulin resistance: friend of foe?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Toward targeted drug delivery to the brain using ultrasound; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Short chain quinones against diabetic retinopathy

Research Candidate Supervision