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The role of NG2 cells in the neural network in health and disease

Project description

Insight into oligodendrocyte biology

Oligodendrocytes are glial cells that insulate axons of the central nervous system with a myelin sheath. Considering that oligodendrocyte dysfunction is associated with many conditions, including neurodegeneration, understanding how these cells differentiate and regulate myelination is of central importance. The EU-funded NG2-cells project will focus on NG2 cells, the glial cell population that generates oligodendrocytes. Scientists will shed light on the physiology of NG2 cells by investigating their relationship with neurons, as well as their capacity to regulate neuronal activity and the neuronal network. Results will pave the way towards novel strategies for regenerating oligodendrocytes.

Coordinator

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 264 669,12
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Tübingen, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Whitney Road Extension - Unit 1133 438
06269 Storrs

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 177 265,92