The fourth European Synapse Meeting is organized by members of two EC-funded research programmes on synapses (EUROSPIN and SYNSYS) and two ITN research and training networks (SyMBaD and NPlast). This is the fourth edition of a biannual event, after Bordeaux (2008), Göttingen (2009) and Balatonfured, Hungary (2011).
Authors: Luisa Di Paola,† Micol De Ruvo,‡ Paola Paci,‡ Daniele Santoni,§ and Alessandro Giuliani*,||
†Faculty of Engineering, Università CAMPUS BioMedico, Via A. del Portillo, 21, 00128 Roma, Italy
‡BioMathLab, §CNR-Institute of Systems Analysis and Computer Science (IASI), viale Manzoni 30, 00185 Roma, Italy
||Environment and Health Department, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161, Roma, Italy
The protein NoGo-A, originally discovered as a simple myelin component, plays a fundamental role in both restricting growth of aberrant or dysfunctional connections in the mature Central Nervous System (CNS) and in hampering the reconnection of interrupted circuits after damage (Schwab, 2010). Our study published in The Journal of Neuroscience (Rolando et al., 2012) reveals that NoGo-A also limits the production of new neurons by adult neural stem cells, suggesting a key role for this protein and its receptor NgR1 in the maintenance of CNS structural stability.
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