Seminar: Nightlife of the Brain

Nightlife of the Brain

v/ Professor Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc., The Danish Society for Neuroscience Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

The Glymphatic System

We have recently described a macroscopic pathway in the central nervous system – the glymphatic system that facilitates the clearance of interstitial waste products from neuronal metabolism. Glymphatic clearance of macromolecules is driven by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that flows in along para-arterial spaces and through the brain parenchyma via support from astroglial aquaporin-4 water channels.

The glymphatic circulation constitutes a complete anatomical pathway; para-arterial CSF exchanges with the interstitial fluid, solutes collect along para-venous spaces, then drain into the vessels of the lymphatic system for ultimate excretion from the kidney or degradation in the liver.  As such, the glymphatic system represents a novel and unexplored target for prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. 

Time

10 May 2019

14:00-15:00: Seminar and discussion
15:00-16:00: Post seminar servings and socializing

Venue

Auditorium 1, August Krogh Building, Universitetsparken 13, DK-2100 Copenhagen

Registration

Participation is free, but please register here.

For PhD students

PhD students participating in August Krogh seminars receive 0,2 ECTS per seminar

Contact

Jonas Møller Kristensen, jmkristensen@nexs.ku.dk 

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