Pathological spreading of patient-derived Synuclein fibrils in mouse
Dates:September 18, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Application deadline:June 29, 2018
~ Sept-Dec 2017
Our working hypothesis is that alpha-synuclein (SYN) assemblies with different structural characteristics or ‘strains’ display distinct spreading, tropism, clearance and neurotoxicity. The goal of the project is to test in vivo (mouse) the pathological spreading capacity of different fibrillary SYN assemblies obtained by protein misfolding cyclic amplification (PMCA) of patient-derived brain aggregates (PD, MSA, DLB). Technics such as stereotaxic brain injections, immunohistochemistry and image analysis will be employed.
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