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Breaking into the brain- basement membranes and the perivascular niche

Project description

An in vitro model of the perivascular niche

The microenvironment around blood capillaries is known as the perivascular niche and plays an important role in various conditions, including neuroinflammation. The scope of the B3M project funded by the European Research Council is to study the perivascular niche of cerebral vessels by recreating it in vitro. Using hydrogels with tunable properties as a scaffold and endothelial cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers will recapitulate the architecture and function of the in vivo perivascular niche. The in vitro system will allow investigation of the cellular and molecular events that dictate leukocyte penetration of the perivascular niche leading to neuroinflammation.

Coordinator

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Net EU contribution
€ 2 300 451,00
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00