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.
Fields of science
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicineneurologyepilepsy
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicineneurologydementiaalzheimer
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicineneurologymultiple sclerosis
- medical and health sciencesbasic medicineneurologyparkinson
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencesartificial intelligencecomputational intelligence
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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