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Laboratory of Neuro-Energetics
and Psychiatric Diseases

DESCRIPTION

The Laboratory of Neuroenergetics and Psychiatric Diseases is centered on the role of astrocytes in metabolic coupling mechanisms.
Previous studies highlight the mechanism of glycogen mobilization by neurotransmitters and a coupling mechanism between the neuronal release of glutamate and lactate formation called ANLS. This mechanism is shown to be involved in basic neuro-physiological functions such as learning and memory and across sleep-wake cycle, two types of brain mechanisms altered in major psychiatric disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia. Based on these results, the research focuses on the study of Neuron-Glia interactions in psychiatric disorders and in particular depression.

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Laboratory of Neuro-Energetics and Psychiatric Diseases
Centre de neurosciences psychiatriques
Site de Cery
CH - 1008 Prilly
Tél. +41 21 314 2811

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DIRECTOR / MANAGING TEAM

Prof.
Pierre Magistretti
Director