Regulation of microglia-mediated neuroinflammation by store operated Orai1 channels

Project: Research project

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Microglia are the tissue-resident macrophage-like cells in the central nervous system, and regulate numerous physiological functions ranging from detection of pathogens and tissue damage to phago- and efferocytosis. Growing evidence indicates that microglia also play powerful roles in regulating neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission by secreting a variety of neuroactive factors especially proinflammatory cytokines. Cytokines evoke a vast array of effects on neurons as well as glia including alterations in Ca2+ signaling and synaptic transmission, which are implicated in brain pathologies such as neuropathic pain and neurodegenerative diseases.
Effective start/end date4/1/219/30/22


  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (1R21NS122347-01)


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