CRC/Transregio TRR 296 LocoTact, Project P01: TH transporters at brain barriers

Project: DFG ProjectsDFG Joint Research: Collaborative Research Center/ Transregios

Project Details


Characterising the cell-specific function of the TH transporters Mct8 and Oatp1c1 at murine brain barriers will disclose the pathways by which TH reaches defined neural target cells. This information is mandatory for understanding and eventually manipulating local changes in TH action in CNS under (patho-) physiological conditions. By taking advantage of Mct8/Oatp1c1 DKO mice as an animal model for human MCT8 deficiency, we further aim to develop a MCT8 gene therapy approach targeting murine brain barriers in order to restore proper TH action in the CNS.
Effective start/end date01.01.20 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-17 Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolism