Brain Fuel provides a space for PhD students and PostDocs of the Paris Brain Institute to present their most recent data. The goal of this internal event is to exchange feedback between speakers and experts within the Institute's community.
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November 16th @ 12 pm — Anjali Amrapali Vishwanath
The story of overworked mitochondria: Importance of calcium homeostasis in axonal mitochondria
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September 28th 2022 — Ulku Cuhadar
Activity-driven synaptic translocation of LGI1 controls excitatory neurotransmission
I developed novel optical tools to visualize in firing synapses the molecular behavior of a particular secreted trans-synaptic protein, LGI1, and its presynaptic receptor, ADAM23. I found that LGI1 in synapses was not secreted, as described elsewhere, but exo- and endocytosed through its interaction with ADAM23. Activity-driven translocation of LGI1 facilitated the formation of trans-synaptic connections proportionally to the history of activity of the synapse, modulating excitatory transmission. My findings reveal that LGI1 abundance at the synaptic cleft can be acutely remodeled and serves as a critical point of activity-dependent control of synaptic function.
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