Purinergic signalling and cell death regulation in immune cells and neurons

The project examines the function of the purinergic P2Y11 receptor which has been found associated with the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Using molecular biology techniques and cell cultures with immune cells and brain cells we examine which aspects of the immune system and brain function this protein regulates to clarify how the P2Y11 receptor might be implicated in the disease process.

The project is in collaboration with the Molecular Sleep Laboratory at Hvidovre Hospital.

Contact: Phd Student Karin Dreisig Sørensen karin.dreisig.soerensen@regionh.dk