Schratt group

The role of microRNAs in synaptic development and plasticity


Gerhard Schratt

University of Marburg
35032 Marburg

Phone:  49 6421 28-65020

Research Summary

The local translation of mRNAs near synapses is crucial for various forms of synaptic plasticity. We recently found that microRNAs, an extensive class of small non-coding RNAs, regulate synaptic protein synthesis and dendritic spine development in neurons. Future experiments aim at the identification of the full complement of synaptic microRNAs and their target mRNAs, as well as microRNA function in memory-related processes in vivo.

Structure of the Group

Group Leader:  Gerhard Schratt
Postdoctoral fellows:  Roberto Fiore, Reuben Saba
PhD-Students:  Silvia Bicker, Sharof Khudayberdiev, Gabriele Siegel, Jérémy Valluy
Technicians:  Tatjana Wüst
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Latest Revision: 2012-09-10
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