Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

Unravelling cognitive impairments due to ageing and neurodegeneration

Area of research :

Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Medical Sciences

Focus area :

Ageing and neurodegeneration

Principal Investigator :

Dr PN Yadav, Scientist, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow

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Executive Summary :

Objective: Determine the role and action mechanisms of senescence associated secretory phenotypes/proteins (SASPs) in loss of dynamic synaptic plasticity and neurotransmitter functions in ageing and Alzheimer's- Dementia (WP-1). Determine if adult neurogenesis can compensate for progressive neurodegeneration (WP- 2). . Elucidate the role of central arterial stiffness in ageing induced dementia and neurodegeneration (WP-3) . Functional characterization of C. e/egans genes hlh-17 and ptr-10, orthologous to human glial cell marker genes olig-2 and PTCHD1 (WP-4) . Investigating protein aggregation related signaling pathways in dopaminergic and cholinergic neuronal death (WP-5). Targeting angiogenic axis to alleviate cognitive impairment in cerebral stroke (WP-6).

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