Paper on Nanostructural Diversity of Synapses accepted for publication

Work from Matt, Calum, and various collaborators, which reveals new insights into the regulation and diversification of synapses throughout the spinal cord has been accepted for publication by Scientific Reports.

The paper entitled “Nanostructural Diversity of Synapses in the Mammalian Spinal Cord” will be available online soon.

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Paper on synaptic mechanisms at cholinergic, C-bouton synapses accepted for publication

Work from Filipe, Matt, and our collaborators in Athens, which reveals synaptic mechanisms underlying the modulatory influence of cholinergic C-bouton synapses on motoneuron output, has been accepted for publication by eLife.

The paper entitled “Synaptic mechanisms underlying modulation of locomotor-related motoneuron output by premotor cholinergic interneurons” will be available online soon.

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Paper on signalling between neurons and astrocytes in spinal circuits accepted for publication

Matt’s work, which reveals bi-directional signalling mechanisms between neutrons and astrocytes within spinal motor circuits has been accepted for publication by Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.

The paper entitled “Bi-directional Communication Between Neurons and Astrocytes Modulates Spinal Motor Circuits ” will be available online soon.

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Paper showing that C9orf72 (ALS) astrocytes cause pathophysiology in motoneurons accepted for publication

Work from Anna-Claire, Amit, Veronica and our collaborators in Edinburgh, which reveals pathophysiology in human iPSC-derived motoneurons caused by iPSC-derived astrocytes harbouring C9orf72 mutations, has been accepted for publication in Glia.

The paper is entitled “Mutant C9orf72 human iPSC-derived astrocytes cause non-cell autonomous motor neuron pathophysiology”.

 

 

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Paper on balanced cholinergic modulation accepted for publication

Filipe’s work, which reveals a balance in cholinergic modulation of spinal motor circuits due to the opposing actions of M2 and M3 muscarinic receptors, has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.

The paper entitled “Balanced cholinergic modulation of spinal locomotor circuits via M2 and M3 muscarinic receptors” is due to be published by Scientific Reports on the 1st of October 2019.

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Paper on astrocyte-derived metamodulation accepted for publication

David and Matt’s work demonstrating astrocyte-derived metamodulation, which involves interactions between adenosinergic and dopaminergic signalling within spinal motor circuits, has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

Acton D., Broadhead M.J. & Miles, G. B. (2018). Modulation of spinal motor networks by astrocyte-derived adenosine is dependent on D1-like dopamine receptor signalling.  Journal of Neurophysiology (in press).

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Paper on dysregulation of AMPARs in C9ORF72 ALS accepted for publication in Nature Communications

A multi-centre paper we contributed to, which shows dysregulation of AMPAR expression in C9ORF72 ALS, has just been accepted for publication in Nature Communications. This paper includes Amit’s findings that ALS patient iPSC-derived motoneurons do not show dysfunctional phenotypes when grown in the absence of ALS-affected astrocytes.

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Review on gliotransmission in spinal motor circuits accepted for publication

David’s review on gliotransmission in spinal motor circuits has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

Acton D. & Miles, G. B. (2017). Gliotransmission and adenosinergic modulation: insights from mammalian spinal motor networks. Journal of Neurophysiology (in press).

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Fully-funded PhD studentship available to study role of Na pumps in health and disease

We are currently looking for applicants for a new fully-funded PhD studentship to continue our work (Picton et al., J Neurosci, 2017) investigating the roles of Na pumps in healthy and MND-affected spinal neurons using human iPSC-derived neurons and animal models.

For further information see the advertisement or contact Dr Gareth Miles.

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Looking for PhD student to study human sensory neurons

The NCM lab is currently seeking applicants for a new PhD project investigating the physiology of human sensory (dorsal root ganglion) neurons.

For more info and application details go to:
http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/validation-and-functional-characterisation-primary-sensory-neurons-derived-adult-human-dorsal-root

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