Team Neuronal Transmission
Communication between cells happens via neurotransmitters and receptors through which the cells exchange electrical and biochemical signals. Neurons play a decisive role as they have to function like a network and control both unconscious processes and higher cognitive functions.
The team Neuronal Transmission examines the function of particular cell membrane channels. Emphasis is on glutamate receptors. The semiochemical glutamic acid occurs naturally in the body in different functions and seems to be involved in the development and regeneration of the muscular-skeletal system. As part of the ”Experimentelle Stammzellnetzwerk der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädischer Chirurgie” (DGOOC) situated in Bonn, the team specifically examines the regulation of chondrocytes by glutamatergic receptors.
Experimentelle Stammzellnetzwerk of the DGOOC:
"Glutamatergic Signaling in the chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells."