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Behavioral neurobiology

The interaction of individuals with their environment is a complex process that occurs through different signals, integrated into a scheme of postures and body movements included in the concept of «conduct». Thus, behavior becomes the only process by which individuals in a population communicate with each other. All behavioral interactions between two or more individuals are finely regulated by the nervous system, but many aspects of how this regulation occurs are still unknown. This line of research also aims to explain the involvement of the cerebellum in the control of different patterns of behavior.

Biophysics

The study of certain nervous system structures (basal ganglia, cerebellum, nigra substance, olfactory bulb, ventral tegmental area, spinal cord and some sensory nerves) will be addressed through electrophysiological techniques, in order to understand their participation in different behavioral processes. This also involves the study of Ca2+ homeostasis and intracellular signaling cascades that modulate the traffic and subcellular distribution of mitochondria in neurons. In addition, the determination of the relationship between metabolic state, neuronal electrical activity and mitochondrial location and transport through the neuron.

Cellular and molecular neurobiology

Modern science has had a great take-off as it delves into the study of the different molecular cascades that exist within a cell, as well as into the involvement of genes in the expression of various types of molecules that, On the one hand, they support the normal physiology of a cell, but on the other, they are the main targets of the different pathologies that we can find. This LGAC will be developed with the purpose of further elucidating cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal groups, mainly those of the autonomic nervous system.

Neurochemistry

The function of the brain to carry out all its activities and to control the different body functions, is based on the synthesis and release of a large number of chemicals, of which much of its influences is still unknown.

Y The function of the brain to carry out all its activities and to control the different body functions, is based on the synthesis and release of a large number of chemicals, of which much of its influences is still unknown. Among these substances we can find neurotransmitters, peptides, hormones, proteins, etc. The purpose of this line of research is to identify and learn how different chemicals are involved in different regions of the nervous system and in cells in culture.

 

 

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Fecha: 9 julio, 2024 Responsable: Mtra. Elizabeth Vázquez Narváez Contacto: elivazquez@uv.mx