This is an example of transplanted human iPSC derived cells.
Brain connectivity and neurodegenerative diseases
The brain is a complex organ, and its well-being depends on the harmonic interactions with the rest of our body. Nearly all brain disorders manifest themselves in the dysfunction of communication between brain cells […]
Analysis of human iPSC derived neurons in vivo
[Version française]… One of the main obstacles for studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying human neurodevelopment in vivo is the scarcity of experimental models. The discovery that neurons can be generated from human […]
Studying vulnerability to drug addiction: contribution of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor α5 subunit.
[Version française]… Drug addiction is a complex psychiatric disorder. Several predisposing factors can contribute to the vulnerability to develop this pathology, including environmental and genetic ones. Although smoking prevalence has declined in recent years, […]
Toxins and nanobodies as subtype-specific ligands and allosteric modulators of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (PTR Nicobinder)
[Version française]… Cocaine addiction (CocAdd) is a major public health issue affecting 3% of the worlwide population, without validated pharmacotherapy. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs)have been repeatedly associated in Human and rodent response to cocaine. […]
A Project of Integrative Neurobiology
[Version française]… Understanding mechanisms underlying normal complex behaviours and the abnormalities that accompany most neuropathologies is a primary challenge in fundamental and biomedical research. However, optimal use of the large body of genetic, molecular, […]
Uwe Maskos is a native Bavarian. He studied Physics and Chemistry. A graduate of New College, Oxford, he carried out his doctoral work with Professor Sir Edwin M. Southern (Lasker 2005), inventor of the ‘Southern Blot’, pursuing a highly original project, creating what was then going to become the first ever ‘DNA chips’. Having finished his DPhil at an early age, he went on to work in Neurobiology, a discipline that had started to captivate his interest already for a while. In Ron McKay’s laboratory, working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), he developed a method of intra-uterine transplantation of neural stem cells. This was subsequently used to study the integration of cells derived from knock-out (KO) animals, human stem cells, and from differentiated embryonic stem (ES) cells, that he was also able to derive de novo. He was tenured working with Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux developing novel tools to study the neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) in vivo. He is heading a Research Unit at the Institut Pasteur. In 2010 he received the Prix Duquesne.
2022Nicotinic receptors as SARS-CoV-2 spike co-receptors?, Med Hypotheses 2022 Jan; 158(): 110741.
2021SARS-CoV-2 Alpha, Beta, and Delta variants display enhanced Spike-mediated syncytia formation., EMBO J 2021 12; 40(24): e108944.
2021Inhibitory control of synaptic signals preceding locomotion in mouse frontal cortex, Cell Rep 2021 Nov; 37(8): 110035.
2021An innate contribution of human nicotinic receptor polymorphisms to COPD-like lesions., Nat Commun 2021 11; 12(1): 6384.
2021CD147 Promotes Tumor Lymphangiogenesis in Melanoma via PROX-1., Cancers (Basel) 2021 Sep; 13(19): .
2021Nicotine inhibits the VTA-to-amygdala dopamine pathway to promote anxiety., Neuron 2021 08; 109(16): 2604-2615.e9.
2021Chr15q25 Genetic Variant rs16969968 Alters Cell Differentiation in Respiratory Epithelia., Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jun; 22(13): .
2021Alterations in nicotinic receptor alpha5 subunit gene differentially impact early and later stages of cocaine addiction: a translational study in transgenic rats and patients., Prog Neurobiol 2021 02; 197(): 101898.
2021Cholinergic modulation of hierarchical inhibitory control over cortical resting state dynamics: Local circuit modeling of schizophrenia-related hypofrontality., Curr Res Neurobiol 2021 ; 2(): 100018.
2020The Role of the Non-neuronal Cholinergic System in Inflammation and Degradation Processes in Osteoarthritis., Arthritis Rheumatol 2020 12; 72(12): 2072-2082.
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