SYNAPSE FORMATION

Molecular mechanisms of synapse formation and physiology

 Coordinatore MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. 

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Starke
Cognome: Annette
Email: send email
Telefono: 498986000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 161˙968 €
 EC contributo 161˙968 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF
 Funding Scheme MC-IEF
 Anno di inizio 0
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 0000-00-00   -   0000-00-00

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Starke
Cognome: Annette
Email: send email
Telefono: 498986000000

DE (MUENCHEN) coordinator 161˙968.80

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signaling    stability    synapse    eph    vivo    receptor    actions    clustering    effect    retinotectal   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The present study aims to elucidate how bidirectional signaling systems regulate synapse formation and activity, in vivo. In particular, I will address how repulsive actions of Eph/ephrin signaling during axon pathfinding are overcome and turned into adhesive actions, required for synapse formation and functioning. Therefore, I will study the effects of either stimulation or inhibition of Eph receptor clustering in two different in vivo models and, in an inducible way. Live-imaging of Eph receptors in the zebrafish retinotectal system will enable study of their localization and trafficking, as well as the effect of clustering modulations on the ensuing cellular response. Four different aspects of retinotectal system formation will be evaluated, including topographic mapping and arborization of retinoganglion cells as well as synapse formation and stability. Furthermore, an EphA4 knock-in mouse will be generated to study the effect of clustering during synaptic transmission and on synapse stability in the hippocampus. Therefore morphological, electrophysiological and functional approaches will be used. A final part of this project aims to find downstream signaling effectors that are specifically recruited or activated by lower- or higher order Eph receptor clusters.'

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