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Schematic illustration of the MhsT transporter, which consists of many thousands of atoms shown here in a surface representation. Red and blue areas are negatively and positively charged, respectively, and grey areas are neutral. The black lines indicate where the protein is located in the cell membrane, and IN and OUT indicate the inside and outside of the cell. The enlarged panel shows the MhsT surface in a semi-transparent version, so you are viewing a centrally located Na+ ion that, in a crystallised state, achieves entry to the inside of the cell through a narrow tunnel, which opens when the transporter slams completely into the outside. The Na+ ion can now escape and, because the intracellular environment has a very low content of Na+, this drives the transporter to transport into the cell – in this case with amino acids and, for the closely related neurotransmitter transporter, with neurotransmitters from the synaptic cleft. (Figure produced by Lina Malinauskaite)

2014.10.28 | Research news

New knowledge about neurotransmitter pathways in the brain

Insight into transport mechanisms in brain cells is extremely important in connection with disorders such as schizophrenia, epilepsy and depression, as well as in connection with producing the right medicine. Defects in proteins responsible for the transport of neurotransmitters are actually related to psychological and neurological disorders, and…

2014.10.27 | Events

DANDRITE Scientific Advisory Board meeting - 6 November 2014

DANDRITE will have the first Scientific Advisory Board Meeting on 6 November 2014. The SAB members, DANDRITE staff, and students will have a full day program. The program includes presentations by all DANDRITE Group Leaders, and in the afternoon there are closed sessions, where the SAB meets all students, postdocs and other staffs.

2014.10.27 | Research news, PoulNissen

New publication from Poul Nissen's group - A mechanism for intracellular release of Na+ by neurotransmitter/sodium symporters

Here, we present two crystal structures of ​MhsT, a Neurotransmitter/sodium symporter member from Bacillus halodurans, in occluded inward-facing states with bound Na+ ions and ​L-tryptophan, providing insight into the cytoplasmic release of Na+.

2014.10.27 | Knowledge exchange

FENS announces grants to young scientists from all around the world to work in labs from Nordic countries

The 10th FENS meeting that will be held in Copenhagen from July 2-6th 2016 (see http://forum2016.fens.org and http://www.cph2016.dk). An important mission for the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies is to support and facilitate the training of young investigators.

2014.10.27 | Events

DANDRITE & NeuroCampus Seminar - 5 November 2014

Seminar on "Identifying the dynamics of Lewy body formation in Lewy body diseases" by Glenda Halliday from Neuroscience Research Australia and School of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The seminar takes places Wednesday 5 November 2014 at 15:00-16:00 in Palle Juul-Jensen/DNC Auditorium, bldg.…

2014.10.13 | News from the management

Job opportunity at DANDRITE - Laborant til forskning i synsnervesystemet

Ansøgningsdeadline 27. Oktober 2014. DANDRITE annoncerer nu en ledig fuldtidsstilling som laborant ved DANDRITE på Aarhus Universitet med ansættelsesstart 1. januar 2015 eller snarest derefter. Stillingen er i første omgang tidsbegrænset til 5 år. Læs hele jobopslaget her (only in Danish).

2014.10.10 | Awards

Postdoc fellowship awarded to Kaituo Wang

Postdoc Kaituo Wang from Poul Nissen's group has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences to do research on "Uncovering TRP-channels: ion-channels linked to human health and disease" from November 2014 in Dr. Pontus Gourdon's group at the University of Copenhagen.

2014.10.09 | People , AndersNykjær

Anders Nykjær is new professor at the Mayo Clinic

On October 1st 2014, Anders Nykjær was appointed Professor of Neuroscience at Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic Florida, where he has his own research laboratory. He will study the role of sortilin and its related receptors in neurodegenerative disorders. This appointment is in addition to his current professorship at Aarhus University, and he will…

2014.10.09 | News from the management

Aarhus University enters into collaboration with USA's best hospital

A new partnership agreement between Aarhus University and USA's leading hospital Mayo Clinic now gives PhD students the chance to carry out research at the hospital. The partnership also provides new opportunities within the field of neurological research.

2014.10.02 | Awards

Postdoc fellowship awarded to Joseph Lyons

Postdoc Joseph Lyons from Poul Nissen's group has been awarded a one year postdoctoral fellowship from the Lundbeck Foundation for his research on "Structural determination and functional characterisation of P5-ATPases"

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