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Institut für Physiologie und Pathophysiologie

Kann Labor

Über uns

Die Forschung im Kann Labor hat zwei wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte:

 

1. Das menschliche Gehirn hat einen relativ hohen Energiebedarf und ist sehr empfindlich gegenüber Mangel an Sauerstoff und Glukose. Wir untersuchen den neuronalen Energiemetabolismus und die Funktionen der Mitochondrien, insbesondere bei synchronisierten neuronalen Netzwerkaktivitäten, die höheren Gehirnfunktionen wie Wahrnehmung und Gedächtnis zugrunde liegen, unter physiologischen und pathophysiologischen Bedingungen.

 

 

 

(a) Combined recordings of the local field potential and the oxygen concentration in the CA3 region of acute hippocampal slices. (b, c) Sample traces of gamma oscillations (30-70 Hz) and sharp wave-ripples (Schneider et al., JCBFM, 2019).

 

 

 

2. Das menschliche Gehirn verfügt über eigene Immunzellen, die sogenannten Mikrogliazellen (ortsständige Makrophagen). Die Mikroglia wird beispielsweise bei Verletzung und Infektion aktiviert. Wir untersuchen, welche Auswirkungen die Mikroglia in verschiedenen Aktivierungsstadien auf neuronale Netzwerkaktivitäten und Neurodegeneration hat.

 

 

(a) Staining with the microglial marker Iba1 in slice cultures exposed to the leukocyte cytokine interferon-γ for 72 h. (b) Stereology-based cell counting of Iba1-positive cells. (c) Sample spectrograms of gamma oscillations from recordings in individual slices. The slowing of gamma oscillations (IFN-γ) is mainly caused by the moderate release of nitric oxide from activated microglia (Ta et al., PNAS, 2019).

 

 

Unsere Grundlagenforschung liefert Einblicke in pathophysiologische Mechanismen, die bei Krankheiten wie Multiple Sklerose und Alzheimer-Erkrankung eine Rolle spielen könnten.

 

 

Ausgewählte Publikationen:

 

Cunnane SC, Trushina E, Morland C, Prigione A, Casadesus G, Andrews ZB, Beal MF, Bergersen LH, Brinton RD, de la Monte S, Eckert A, Harvey J, Jeggo R, Jhamandas JH, Kann O, la Cour MC, Martin WF, Mithieux G, Moreira PI, Murphy MP, Nave K-A, Nuriel T, Oliet SHR, Saudou F, Mattson MP, Swerdlow RH, Millan MJ. Brain energy rescue: an emerging therapeutic concept for neurodegenerative disorders of ageing. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2020 Sep;19(9):609-633. doi: 10.1038/s41573-020-0072-x.

 

Hollnagel JO, Cesetti T, Schneider J, Vazetdinova A, Valiullina-Rakhmatullina F, Lewen A, Rozov A, Kann O. Lactate attenuates synaptic transmission and affects brain rhythms featuring high energy expenditure. iScience. 2020 Jul 24; 23(7):101316. doi 10.1016/j.isci.2020.101316.

 

Ta TT, Dikmen HO, Schilling S, Chausse B, Lewen A, Hollnagel JO, Kann O. Priming of microglia with IFN-γ slows neuronal gamma oscillations in situ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 19;116(10):4637-4642. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1813562116.

 

Schneider J, Berndt N, Papageorgiou IE, Maurer J, Bulik S, Both M, Draguhn A, Holzhütter HG, Kann O. Local oxygen homeostasis during various neuronal network activity states in the mouse hippocampus. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2019 May;39(5):859-873. doi: 10.1177/0271678X17740091.

 

Papageorgiou IE, Lewen A, Galow LV, Cesetti T, Scheffel J, Regen T, Hanisch UK, Kann O. TLR4-activated microglia require IFN-γ to induce severe neuronal dysfunction and death in situ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 5;113(1):212-7.

 

Kann O, Huchzermeyer C, Kovács R, Wirtz S, Schuelke M. Gamma oscillations in the hippocampus require high complex I gene expression and strong functional performance of mitochondria. Brain. 2011 Feb;134(Pt 2):345-58.

 

 


Neue Publikationen

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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs); generation and enrichment protocols, immature and mature structure and function. In: Recent Advances in iPSC-Derived Cell Types, Volume 4, 1st Edition (Birbrair A, ed.) Academic Press 2021, pp. 191-226. Paperback ISBN 9780128222300; eBook ISBN 9780128224540

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Simulation of Air Travel-Related Irradiation Exposure of Cryopreserved Mouse Germplasm Samples. Biopreserv Biobank. 2021 Mar 1. doi: 10.1089/bio.2020.0046. Online ahead of print.

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Anesthetics and plants: no pain, no brain, and therefore no consciousness. Protoplasma. 2021 Mar;258(2):239-248. doi: 10.1007/s00709-020-01550-9. Epub 2020 Sep 2.

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Epigenetic regulation of cardiac electrophysiology in atrial fibrillation: HDAC2 determines action potential duration and suppresses NRSF in cardiomyocytes. Basic Res Cardiol. 2021 Feb 25;116(1):13. doi: 10.1007/s00395-021-00855-x. PMID: 33630168

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Endothelial cells control vascular smooth muscle cell cholesterol levels by regulating 24-dehydrocholesterol reductase expression. Exp Cell Res. 2021 Feb 15;399(2):112446. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2020.112446. Epub 2021 Jan 7.

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A New Apparatus for Recording Evoked Responses to Painful and Non-painful Sensory Stimulation in Freely Moving Mice. Front Neurosci. 2021 Feb 12;15:613801. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.613801. eCollection 2021.

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Integrated information theory does not make plant consciousness more convincing. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2021 Jan 21:S0006-291X(21)00057-7. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2021.01.022. Online ahead of print.

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AAV-mediated AP-1 decoy oligonucleotide expression inhibits aortic elastolysis in a mouse model of marfan syndrome. Cardiovasc Res. 2021 Jan 20:cvab012. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvab012. Online ahead of print.

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Voltage-independent GluN2A-type NMDA receptor Ca2+ signaling promotes audiogenic seizures, attentional and cognitive deficits in mice. Commun Biol. 2021 Jan 8;4(1):59. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-01538-4.

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A thalamic bridge from sensory perception to cognition. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 Jan;120:222-235. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.11.013. Epub 2020 Nov 24.

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Assessable learning outcomes for the EU Education and Training Framework core and Function A specific modules: Report of an ETPLAS WORKING Group. Lab Anim. 2020 Dec 7:23677220968589. doi: 10.1177/0023677220968589. Online ahead of print.

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Pflügers Archiv - European journal of physiology becomes the official journal of the German Physiological Society. 2020 Dec;472(12):1657. doi: 10.1007/s00424-020-02493-z. Editorial. No abstract available.

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Mild metabolic stress is sufficient to disturb the formation of pyramidal cell ensembles during gamma oscillations. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2020 Dec;40(12):2401-2415. doi: 10.1177/0271678X19892657. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

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Gene transfer to the vascular system: Novel translational perspectives for vascular diseases. Biochem Pharmacol. 2020 Dec;182:114265. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2020.114265. Epub 2020 Oct 6. Review.

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Alterations of distributed neuronal network oscillations during acute pain in freely-moving mice. IBRO Rep. 2020 Dec;9:195-206. doi: 10.1016/j.ibror.2020.08.001. eCollection 2020 Dec. Epub 2020 Aug 11.

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Debunking a myth: plant consciousness. Protoplasma. 2020 Nov 16. doi: 10.1007/s00709-020-01579-w. Review. Online ahead of print.

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Microglia and lipids: how metabolism controls brain innate immunity. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2020 Aug 14;S1084-9521(19)30197-1. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2020.08.001. Online ahead of print.


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