Nuclear Calcium Signalling in the Dialogue between Synapse and Nucleus: Role in Neuronal Survival and Memory

Bading2Hilmar Bading

Department of Neurobiology
University of Heidelberg
INF 364,
69120 Heidelberg



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Research Summary

Synaptic activity-induced changes in the concentration of intracellular calcium control many processes in neurons including gene expression. Calcium signals propagating towards the cell soma and the nucleus are key mediators of synapse-to-nucleus communication. Nuclear calcium controls CREB/CBP-dependent transcription and regulates genomic programs critical for neuronal survival, plasticity and memory.

Structure of the Group

Group Leader:  Hilmar Bading
Postdoctoral fellows:  Carlos Bas Orth, C. Peter Bengtson, Otto Bräunling, Bettina Buchthal, Anna Hertle, David Lau, Sara Monaco, Priit Pruunsild, Omar Ramirez
PhD students:  Sara Khouaja, Thomas Lissek, Kristin Oberländer, Jing Yan
Students:  Gwendolyn Bauersachs, Constanze Depp, Gwendolin Schönfeld
Technicians:  Iris Bünzli‑Ehret, Andrea Hellwig, Ursula Weiss
Editor: A. Summerfield
Latest Revision: 2016-08-01
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