Seminars & Events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 13:00-14:00
The Neuroscience Program presents
"An unexpected neuroprotective role for amyloid beta during stroke"
Speaker: Roger Thompson, PhD
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB
Location: uOttawa, Roger Guindon Hall, Seminar Room 1421



Learning Objectives:
1) Neuronal death during stroke involves a unique ‘metabotropic’ function the the NMDA-type glutamate receptor.
2) Given the importance of NMDA receptors for synaptic plasticity and memory, and their propensity to kill neurons through excitotoxicity, it is surprising that endogenous regulators of neuronal death have not been identified.
3) The Alzheimer’s disease related protein, amyloid beta suppresses metabotropic NMDA receptor excitotoxicity through action at mGluR1/5.

***Hosted by Stephen Ferguson

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