The Institute of Physiology is one of three Physiological Institutes. Our research has a focus on ion channels. Ion channels are the basis of neuronal excitability and of communication between neurons. Mutations in ion channels can lead to diseases and malregulation of ion channels determines the clinical picture of many diseases. The analysis of ion channels in molecular detail contributes to a better understanding of their pathophysiological role and is the basis for an educated pharmacotherapy. In addition, the group of Khosrow Mottaghy works on artificial organs, in particular on extracorporeal circulation.
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Sven Kuspiel successfully defends his doctoral thesis
Today, our PhD student Sven Kuspiel successfully defended his doctoral thesis, in which he had analysed with electrophysiological methods the interaction of a new associated protein with Acid-Sensing…
What ist he role of acid-sensing ion channels in tumour cells??
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are proton-gated Na+-channels, which are normally expressed in neurons. However, also many tumour cells express ASICs. Because tumour cells thrive in an acidic…