Galectins – How They Alter Brain Function

Galectin modulation of excitatory transmission
2011 Seed Grant
Geoffrey Swanson, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry
Northwestern University

We will determine how galectins, a family of proteins secreted by many types of cells, alter brain function through specific interactions with glutamate receptors, which are important signaling molecules involved in communication between nerve cells.