Exosomes in the CNS

Title: Exosomes in the CNS

Time: March 21, 2017 12:00 PM

Location: The New York Academy of Sciences

Registration: http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=8f61fe17-bf3c-47e5-9a9c-3cf1f73a0fae

Audience: Adults
Information:  Extracellular vesicles have experienced increasing attention in recent years, as our understanding of the diversity of their function has expanded from simple waste disposal units to critical players in cellular communication. In the brain, exosomes have been shown to convey signals between neurons and glia, influencing synapse biology, and may contribute to disease by modulating spread of alpha-synuclein and tau. This symposium will explore the role of extracellular vesicles in pathological processes underlying neurodegenerative disorders, and the appeal of exosomes as biomarkers and targets for the development of novel therapeutics.

Link to more information/website: http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=8f61fe17-bf3c-47e5-9a9c-3cf1f73a0fae