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Nitric Oxide controls a switch between degenerative and regenerative phases of developmental neuronal remodelling

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  • UserOren Schuldiner, Ph.D, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • ClockFriday 14 November 2014, 10:00-11:00
  • HouseMRC LMB: Klug Seminar Room 2A180.

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Neuronal remodeling is essential to refine neural circuits during normal development of vertebrates and invertebrates. Remodelling often involves axon fragmentation and elimination followed by axon regrowth. How neurons switch between these developmental growth states is mostly unknown. Using the stereotypic remodelling of the Drosophila mushroom body (MB) as a model, we have uncovered a switching mechanism between degenerative axon pruning and axonal regrowth. In my lecture, I will unravel this mechanism which is orchestrated by nitric oxide (NO) levels and executed, at least in part, by two heme-binding nuclear receptors and the TOR pathway.

This talk is part of the MRC LMB Neurobiology Seminars series.

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