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Monica M.G. Di Luca

Università degli Studi, Milano | Italy

EMBO 2017

Synapse biology in health and diseases

The research interest of our laboratory is related to synaptic plasticity in physiological and pathological conditions, with a focus on glutamate receptor trafficking and on the dynamics of the excitatory synapse. The final primary aim is to apply basic findings to a better understanding and eventually the cure of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease.

Keywords: Synaptic plasticity / Alzheimer's disease / synaptopathies / receptor trafficking

Subject area(s): Membranes & Transport | Molecular Medicine | Neuroscience | Signal Transduction