Dec 16, 2023

8th FNIP webinar|1st speaker|Dr. G. Perea: Time-Controlling Activation of Astrocyte–Neuron Networks

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ABSTRACT: Optogenetics has been widely expanded to enhance or suppress neuronal activity and it has been recently applied to glial cells. Here, we will discuss about a novel approach based on selective expression of melanopsin, a G-protein-coupled photopigment, in astrocytes. We will show the selective expression of melanopsin in astrocytes allows triggering astrocytic Ca2+ signalling, but also studying astrocyte–neuron networks and the behavioral astrocytic contribution.\

Chair and introduction: Dr. Letizia Mariotti (CNR — Institute of Neuroscience)

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