Finally, it is done after several years of hard work; our first synaptoneurolipidomics manuscript has been published! We are very grateful to the LIFS-team for their support!

How an enriched environment fires up our synapses

Postgenomic research reveals the role of peptides and lipids in the context of signal transduction.

The processing of sensory impressions and information depends very much on how the synapses in our brain work. Our team and neuroscientist Michael R. Kreutz from Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg showed how lipid and protein regulation impact the brain’s processing in a beautiful and stimulating environment. The lipids located in the membranes of the synapses are central to signal transmission, and the researchers report in “Cell Reports” the synaptic impact of specific lipids.

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