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"Akt isoform specific effects on synaptic plasticity and behavior" by Charles Hoeffer, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Physiology, Linda Crnic Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
akt, hippocampal akt isoforms, neuroscience, synaptic plasticity
Sponsor
Neuroscience Program
Location
Beckman Institute, Room 1005
Date
Sep 18, 2018   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Charles Hoeffer
Contact
Nien-Pei Tsai
E-Mail
nptsai@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Neuroscience Program Seminars

AKT is a central kinase implicated by genetics in neurological disorders and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and glioblastoma. AKT also regulates numerous intracellular signaling pathways affecting a myriad of neuronal processes, such as protein synthesis dependent synaptic plasticity. Importantly, it is expressed in the brain as three distinct isoforms, and our study is the first to examine the expression and function of the different hippocampal AKT isoforms in hippocampal synaptic plasticity.

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