Phenotype Shift In Dopamine Neurones

Grant number: 628480 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012



Repairing the injured brain will depend on developing new cells that can form the correct cell type, make the right connections and be incorporated into normal brain circuitry. We have found that dopamine cells, which are lost in Parkinson's Disease, are being renewed in the adult rodent brain. This study is directed at finding factors that control this process and to exploit these factors therapeutically. We provide evidence that this can be used to treat Parkinson's Disease.