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McGill University, Campus Outaouais,
Institut du Savoir Montfort

713 Montreal Rd

Ottawa, ON, K1K 0T2


T (Monday) 819-595-3900 ext 2527
T (Tuesday-Friday) 613-746-4621 ext 6047 


(Lab members are in bold / les membres du lab sont indiqués en gras)


  1. H. Khouri, J. R. Ussher, C. Aguer. (2023) Exogenous Ketone Supplementation and Ketogenic Diets for Exercise: Considering the Effect on Skeletal Muscle Metabolism. Nutrients. 15(19), 4228.
  2. D.C. Andrade, L.P. Ardigo, C. Aguer, A.S. Leicht. (2023) Rising stars in physiology. Frontiers in Physiology. 14, 418.
  3. L. Garneau, T. Terada, M. Mistura, E. E. Mulvihill, J. L. Reed*, C. Aguer*. (2023). Exercise training reduces circulating cytokines in male patients with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes: a pilot study. Physiological Reports. 11(5), e15634. *indicates co-corresponding authors.
  4. C. Aguer, D. Di Raimondo. (2023) Editorial: The Role of Muscle Secretome in Health and Disease – Volume II. Frontiers in Physiology. 14.
  5. M. Ahsan, L. Garneau, C. Aguer. (2022) The bidirectional relationship between AMPK pathway activation and myokine secretion in muscle: how it affects energy metabolism. Frontiers in Physiology. 13:1040809.
  6. A. A. Kasongo*, M. Leroux*, I. Mekkioui, M. Belhadji-Domecq, C. Aguer. (2022) BPA exposure in L6 myotubes increased basal glucose metabolism in an estrogen receptor-dependent manner but induced insulin resistance. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 170:113505. *indicates co-first authors.
  7. L. Chehade, J. Malatier--Ségard, H. Khouri, A. Caron, J.-F. Mauger, N.A. Chapados, C. Aguer. Acute exposure to environmentally relevant levels of DDT alters muscle mitochondrial function in vivo in rats but not in vitro in L6 myotubes. Toxicology Reports. 2022. 9:487-498. 
  8. F. Ahmed, M. Pereira, C. Aguer. Bisphenols and the Development of Type 2 Diabetes: The Role of the Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissue. Ennvironments. 2021. 499:110580.  
  9. J. Kusuyama, A. B. Alves-Wagner, R. H. Conlin, N. S. Makarewicz, B. G. Albertson, N. B. Prince, S. Kobayashi, C. Kozuka, M. Møller, M. Bjerre, J. Fuglsang, E. Miele, R. J. W. Middelbeek, Y. Xiudong, Y. Xia, L. Garneau, N. H. Vuong, C. Aguer, M. E. Patti, M. F. Hirshman, N. Jessen, P. G. Ovesen, K. B. Adamo, E. N. Grayck, L. J. Goodyear. Placental Sod3 Mediates Benefits of Maternal Exercise on Offspring Health. Cell Metabolism. 2021. 33(5):939-956.e8. 
  10. F. Ahmed, A. Sarsenbayeva, P. Katsogiannos, C. Aguer*, M. J. Pereira*. The effects of bisphenol A and bisphenol S on adipokine expression and glucose metabolism in human subcutaneous adipose tissue. Toxicology. 2020. 22;445:152600. *indicates co-corresponding authors. --
  11. A. Caron, F. Ahmed, V. Peshdary, L. Garneau, E. Atlas, C. Aguer. Effects of PCB126 on adipose-to-Muscle Communication in an in vitro Model. Environ Health Persp. 2020. 128(10):107002.-
  12. C. Aguer, E. Loro, D. Di Raimondo. Editorial: The Role of Muscle Secretome in Health and Disease. Frontiers in Physiology. 2020.
  13. R. Al Batran, K. Gopal, M.E. Capozzi, J.J. Chahade, B. Saleme, S.A. Tabatabaei-Dakhili, A.A. Greenwell, J. Niu, M. Almutairi, N.J. Byrne, G. Masson, R, Kim, F. Eaton, E.E. Mulvihill, L. Garneau, A.R. Masters, Z. Desta, C.A. Velázquez-Martínez, C. Aguer, P.A. Crawford, G. Sutendra, J.E. Campbell, J.R.B. Dyck, J.R. Ussher. Pimozide alleviates obesity-induced dysglycemia via inhibiting skeletal muscle ketone body oxidation. Cell Metabolism. 2020. S1550-4131(20)30132-7.
  14. L. Garneau, S.A. Parsons, S.R. Smith, E.E. Mulvihill, L.M. Sparks*, C. Aguer*. Plasma Myokine Concentrations After Acute Exercise in Non-obese and Obese Sedentary Women. Front Physiol. 2020. 11:18 *indicates co-corresponding authors
  15. F. Ahmed*, L. Chehadé*, L. Garneau, A. Caron, C. Aguer. The effects of acute BPA exposure on skeletal muscle mitochondrial function and glucose metabolism. Mol Cell Endocr. 2020. 499:110580. *indicates co-first authors
  16. K.A. Hutchinson, S. Mohammad, L. Garneau, K. McKinnis, C. Aguer, K.B. Adamo. Examination of the myokine response in pregnant and non-pregnant women following an acute bout of moderate-intensity walking. Front Physiol. 2019. 10:1188.
  17. L. Garneau, C. Aguer. Role of myokines in the development of muscle insulin resistance and related metabolic defects in type 2 diabetes. 2019. 45(6):505-516.
  18. E. Guérin, H. Jaafar, L. Amrani, D. Prud'homme, C. Aguer. Intervention strategies to prevent comorbid depression among individuals with type 2 diabetes: a scoping review. Frontiers in Public Health. 2019. 5:7-35.
  19. L. Nadeau, C. Aguer. Reply to “Discussion of ‘Interleukin-15 as a myokine: mechanistic insight into its effect on skeletal muscle metabolism’ -- Interleukin-15 and interleukin-15Rα-dependent/-independent functions in human skeletal muscle are largely unknown”. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2019. 44(3):338-339
  20. C. Tremblay Laganière, L. Garneau, J.F. Mauger, V. Peshdary, E. Atlas, A.S. Nikolla, N.A. Chapados, C. Aguer. Polychlorinated biphenyl 126 exposure in rats alters skeletal muscle mitochondrial function. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 2019. 26(3):2375-2386.
  21. L. Nadeau, D.A. Patten, A. Caron, L. Garneau, E. Pinault-Masson, M. Foretz, P. Haddad, B.G. Anderson, L. Quinn, K. Jardine, M. McBurney, E.E. Pistilli, M.E. Harper, C. Aguer. IL-15 improves skeletal muscle oxidative metabolism and glucose uptake in association with increased respiratory chain supercomplex formation and AMPK pathway activation. BBA General Subject. 2019. 1863:395-407.
  22. L. Nadeau, C. Aguer. Interleukin-15 as a myokine: effects on skeletal muscle metabolism and mechanistic insights. Invited review in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.  2019. 44(3):229-238.
  23. K. Lambert, C. Aguer, M. Kitzmann, A. Mannarino, C. Fédou, E. Raynaud De Mauverger, J. Mercier, J-F. Brun. Whole-body lipid oxidation during exercise is correlated to insulin sensitivity and mitochondrial function in middle-aged obese men. Austin Diabetes Research. 2017. 2(1):1013.
  24. C. Dubé, C. Aguer, K. Adamo, S. Bainbridge. A role for maternally derived myokines to optimize placental function and fetal growth across gestation. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2017. In press.
  25. D.P. Blondin, A. Daoud, T. Taylor, H. Tingelstad, V.Bézaire, D. Richard, A.C. Carpentier, A.W. Taylor, M.-E. Harper, C. Aguer*, F. Haman*. Four-weeks of cold acclimation in adult humans shifts the ATPase-independent source of heat production from skeletal muscle to BAT. J Physiol. 2017. 595(6):2099-2113. *indicates co-corresponding authors.
  26. C. Aguer*, B. Piccolo*, O. Fiehn, S.H. Adams, M.E. Harper. Untargeted metabolomics uncovers a novel amino acid signature from exercised mice overexpressing muscle uncoupling protein 3. 2017. 31(2):814-827. *indicates co-first authors.
  27. L. Chehade*, A. Caron*, C. Aguer. Persistent organic pollutants: potential role in the development of insulin resistance and mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle. Environment and Natural Resources Research. 2016. 6 (4). *indicates co-first authors.
  28. J.F. Mauger*, L. Nadeau*, A. Caron, N.A. Chapados, C. Aguer. Polychlorinated biphenyl 126 exposure in L6 myotubes alters glucose metabolism: a pilot study. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2016. Mar 2. *indicates co-first authors.