CRC/Transregio TRR 296 LocoTact, Project P02: Impact of TH on tanycyte functions and the relevance on central regulation of the liver and hormone uptake

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

Project Details


Tanycytes are important gatekeepers to transport TH into the CNS. Tanycytes themselves react to TH, which could modulate essential functions of tanycytes, such as their morphology or the transport of hormones. This project will focus on the role of TH in tanycytic functions and will clarify their effects on tanycytic morphology and hormonal transport into the cerebrospinal fluid. Additionally, this project will clarify the importance of local tanycytic distribution of TH into the VMH, which has an influence on liver metabolism.
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