Our new publication: Serotonin orchestrates the neuronal regeneration in Alzheimer’s model of zebrafish brain

We are thrilled to announce our latest paper in PLoS Biology. "Neuron-glia interaction through Serotonin-BDNF-NGFR axis enables regenerative neurogenesis in Alzheimer’s model of adult zebrafish brain" Our previous research showed that zebrafish is stunning in generating new neurons in response to Alzheimer's disease. But the molecular mechanism underlying was unknown. Here we identified it! By …

World Alzheimer’s Day declaration

Tierversuche Verstehen (an initiative of major research organizations in Germany, such as Max Planck Society, Helmholtz Association, Leibniz Association, DFG, Leopoldina, Fraunhofer Institutes, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, DAAD, Wissenschaftsrat and others) issued a statement on the future of Alzheimer's disease research. Along with Prof. Chriatian Haass, Prof. Bart De Strooper, Prof. Michael Heneka, Prof. Agnes …

Kizil Lab was in MDR Aktuell news

Our work on Alzheimer's disease and zebrafish was in MDR Aktuell, a national radio broadcaster. Please click on the image above to listen at the broadcaster's website.

We determined the response of all brain cells to Alzheimer’s in single cell resolution

How fish brain cells react to Alzheimer’s disease Zebrafish, in contrast to humans, have outstanding regenerative capacities: If brain cells are lost due to illness or injury, they will easily regrow from so-called progenitor cells. With sophisticated methods, in the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), we now characterized …

Our Alzheimer’s disease model in zebrafish is used for validating a drug that prevents loss of neuronal connections

A collaborative work led by Jared Sterneckert, and in which Kizil Lab was also involved, is now published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, the official journal of International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). This study identified a lead compound that inhibits CDK5 and GSK3β, and is neuroprotective in vitro and in vivo. Prabesh …

Novel traumatic injury model of human brain developed in Kizil Lab

Our new publication on how #human #neural #stem cells could increase their ability to regenerate lost #neurons after #traumatic #brain #injury in #3D environment is out! Congratulations to all authors! https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2019.00023 This work was supported by Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen - DZNE TU Dresden IPF Leibniz Institut für Polymerforschung Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren Deutsche …

World patent application on our invention for forming a functional network of human neuronal and glial cells

We are happy to announce the publication of our patent as a joint effort of Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) and German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE). The invention relates to a method for forming a functional network of human neuronal and glial cells, wherein the cells are introduced into a synthetic hydrogel system …