Talk – Role of hypothalamic astrocytes in the regulation of energy balance

Hypothalamic astrocytes play pivotal roles in both nutrient availability sensing and the modulation of synaptic plasticity. Although neurons rely greatly on glucose-derived fuels, astrocytes have high capacity for fatty acid oxidation in mitochondria. We showed that genetic manipulations of fatty acid levels determines the susceptibility to diet-induced obesity.






15.00-16.00 (GMT+2:00)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Varela Luis

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Host & Moderator

Giancarlo Natalucci, Prof. Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt, Klinik für Neonatologie

Tel. +41 44 255 53 86
Spezialgebiete: Larsson-Rosenquist Stiftung-Professur für Neuroentwicklung, Wachstum und Ernährung des Neugeborenen

Maria Consolata Miletta, Ph.D.

Oberassistentin, Klinik für Neonatologie

Tel. +41 43 253 31 02

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