Astri Jeanette Meen

Job description

  • Clinical dietitian and associate professor
  • Teaching micro- and macronutrients
  • Field of research interest: nutrition, obesity, and glycobiology/proteoglycans.

Work areas


  • Astri Jeanette Meen, Atanaska Ivanova Doncheva, Yvonne Böttcher, Simon N Dankel, Anne Hoffmann, Matthias Blüher et al.:
    Obesity Is Associated with Distorted Proteoglycan Expression in Adipose Tissue
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Astri Jeanette Meen, Christian A Drevon, Gunnar Pejler, Trond Geir Jenssen, Ole Kristoffer Olstad, Magnus Åbrink et al.:
    Serglycin protects against high fat diet-induced increase in serum LDL in mice
    Glycoconjugate Journal 2015 DOI
  • Marit Hjorth, Frode Norheim, Astri Jeanette Meen, Shirin Pourteymour, Sindre Lee, Torgeir Holen et al.:
    The effect of acute and long-term physical activity on extracelluar Matrix and serglycin in huuman skeletal muscle
    Physiological Reports 2015 DOI
  • Ingrid Moss Kolseth, Trine M. Reine, Tram Thu Vuong, Astri Jeanette Meen, Qiong Fan, Trond Geir Jenssen et al.:
    Serglycin is part of the secretory repertoire of LPS-activated monocytes
    Immunity,Inflammation and Disease 2015 ARKIV / DOI
  • Trine M. Reine, Ingrid Moss Kolseth, Astri Jeanette Meen, Jørn Petter Hanto Lindahl, Trond Geir Jenssen, Finn P. Reinholt et al.:
    Effects of restoring normoglycemia in type 1 diabetes on inflammatory profile and renal extracellular matrix structure after simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation
    Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 17. October 2014 FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Trine M. Reine, Tram Thu Vuong, Arkady Rutkovskiy, Astri Jeanette Meen, Ingvar Jarle Vaage, Trond Geir Jenssen et al.:
    Serglycin in Quiescent and Proliferating Primary Endothelial Cells
  • Astri Jeanette Meen, Inger Øynebråten, Trine M. Reine, Annette Duelli, Katja Christiane Svennevig, Gunnar Pejler et al.:
    Serglycin Is a Major Proteoglycan in Polarized Human Endothelial Cells and Is Implicated in the Secretion of the Chemokine GRO alpha/CXCL1
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 2011 ARKIV / DOI
  • Anne Dragøy Hafstad, Astri Jeanette Meen :
    Trenger frivillige til forskning på smartplaster
    12. May 2021 FULLTEKST

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    As an employee at the University of Tromsø, my primary responsibility has been to develop the subjects on macronutrients and micronutrients in the new bachelor program in nutrition. I am currently the course leader for ERN-2011 Macronutrients and ERN-2012 Micronutrients. Most of the teaching in these two courses is my responsibility.
    My teaching has, among other things, encompassed subjects such as energy, lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, alcohol, appetite regulation, low FODMAP diet, vitamins, and minerals, including trace minerals. We thoroughly study the dietary sources of the nutrients and their digestion, absorption, metabolism, mechanisms of action and functions, recommendations, and the consequences of too high or too low intakes.

    Other courses I am involved in, include:
    • ERN-2011: Macronutrients
    • ERN-2012: Micronutrients
    • ERN-2009: Human fysiologi
    • FYT-1110: Fysiologisk grunnlag for bevegelse og funksjon
    • MED-2510: Medisin 3. studieår
    • MBI-2112: Medisinsk biokjemi og farmakologi.

    Member of research group