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Stem Cell Biology (Group)

Parent Units:
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden (UKD)
German name: "Stammzellen Biologie".


web: https://www.uniklinikum-dresden.de/de/das-klinikum/kliniken-polikliniken-institute/mk3/experimentelle-institute/stem-cell-bio...
email: e-mail
phone: +49 (0) 351 458 6615
address: Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) / University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden (UKD), Stem Cell Biology, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
partner: Technische Universität Dresden
partner: University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden


Stem cell biology in degenerative disease and cancer

Our efforts are focused on uncovering additional facets of the signals that regulate neural stem cells in order to devise new treatments, including ones that can be used clinically. This requires basic research into the mechanisms that control stem cell survival and proliferation. Recently, we showed that cholera toxin, which regulates a number of cellular functions also regulates the biochemical pathways we previously discovered and greatly increases stem cell numbers in culture.

We are also interested to expand the scope of our work beyond the nervous system and into other organs, such as the pancreas, because we have shown that many of the core principles that regulate stem cells from the brain are shared by other tissues. This effort could lead to therapeutic strategies that aim to stop the degeneration of tissues and not merely treat symptoms.


Parent Units

name type actions
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik III (MK3) Clinic view

Daughter Units

name type instruments services
Innate Repair Laboratory Lab

Last Update

Last updated at: 2015-10-01 12:41