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Biomedicine seminar by Poul Henning Jensen "A journey with sticky stuff – from afterbirths to Parkinson’s disease brains"

The generation, presence and consequences of irregular protein aggregates in normal and abnormal situations has always fascinated Poul Henning Jensen and been the focus of his research career. The aggregation of the presynaptic protein alpha-synuclein is intimately involved in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, collectively named synucleinopathies.

2018.11.12 | Magnus Antonio Salcedo Jakobsen

Date Thu 15 Nov
Time 12:00 13:00
Location Aarhus University: Biochemistry Aud 6 (building 1170-347)

Abstract: 

The generation, presence and consequences of irregular protein aggregates in normal and abnormal situations has always fascinated Poul Henning Jensen and been the focus of his research career.

The aggregation of the presynaptic protein alpha-synuclein is intimately involved in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, collectively named synucleinopathies. He has studied many aspects of this protein since 1994. Currently his group is focusing how its expression is regulated, why and how it aggregates and how intracellular aggregates harm cells if they become too abundant. These experiments are conducted in experiments ranging from test tubes via animal models to human brain.

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