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The role of intravesicular ATP in excitatory and inhibitory synapses of the central nervous system

Project description

The role of ATP in the central nervous system

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the energy currency of all cells, essential for driving many living processes. The EU-funded COST-ATP project aims to investigate the role of ATP in neurotransmitter vesicles in excitatory and inhibitory synapses of the central nervous system. To this end, scientists plan to interfere with the vesicular nucleotide carrier (VNUT) implicated in ATP transport without affecting the overall cellular levels of ATP. The emergence of ATP as a regulator of neuronal transmission opens new avenues for the identification of new pharmacological targets for the treatment of neurological, psychiatric and cardiovascular diseases.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA
Net EU contribution
€ 160 932,48
Address
Padre Herrera S/n
38200 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Spain

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Region
Canarias Canarias Tenerife
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 160 932,48