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DocumentFunctional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
207 - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Joana Marques, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos
Institution(s): ICVS/3B's Laboratório Associado - Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, J., Marques, J., Pinto, L., Dias, N., Gomes, S., Sardinha, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2017.00427/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes are fundamental players in the regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity. They display unique morphological and phenotypical features that allow to monitor and to dynamically respond to changes. One of the hallmarks of the astrocytic response is the generation of calcium elevations, which further affect downstream cellular processes. Technical advances in the field have allowed to spatially and to temporally quantify and qualify these elevations. However, the impact on brain function remains poorly understood. In this review, we discuss evidences of the functional impact of heterogeneous astrocytic calcium events in several brain regions, and their consequences in synapses, circuits, and behavior.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-427.04
Author: Guerra-Gomes, S.
Secondary author(s):
Sousa, N., Pinto, L., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Guerra-Gomes, S., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Oliveira, J. F. (2018). Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 11: 427. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00427
2-year Impact Factor: 3.900|2018
Times cited: 91|2022-10-28
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Astrocyte / Calcium / Synapse / Neural circuit / Behavior

Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior

Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior

DocumentFunctional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2017.00427/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes are fundamental players in the regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity. They display unique morphological and phenotypical features that allow to monitor and to dynamically respond to changes. One of the hallmarks of the astrocytic response is the generation of calcium elevations, which further affect downstream cellular processes. Technical advances in the field have allowed to spatially and to temporally quantify and qualify these elevations. However, the impact on brain function remains poorly understood. In this review, we discuss evidences of the functional impact of heterogeneous astrocytic calcium events in several brain regions, and their consequences in synapses, circuits, and behavior.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-207.03
Author: Guerra-Gomes, S.
Secondary author(s):
Sousa, N., Pinto, L., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Guerra-Gomes, S., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Oliveira, J. F. (2018). Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 11: 427. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00427
2-year Impact Factor: 3.900|2018
Times cited: 91|2022-10-29
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Astrocyte / Calcium / Synapse / Neural circuit / Behavior

Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior

Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior

DocumentPreparation of amyloidogenic aggregates from EF-hand ß-parvalbumin and S100 proteins2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-343
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
343 - Proteotoxic insults and synaptic dysfunction in the aging brain
Duration: 2015-06 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
Cláudio Emanuel Moreira Gomes, Andreas Martin Grabrucker, Joana Margarida Lopes da Silva Cristóvão, Sónia Cristina Alves Dickson Leal Solano
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Neurocenter of Ulm University (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Author: Gomes, C.
Secondary author(s):
Grabrucker, A., Cristóvão, J., Solano, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Protein homeostasis / Brain biometals / Neuroinflammation / Synaptic Biochemistry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-343.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Preparation of amyloidogenic aggregates from EF-hand ß-parvalbumin and S100 proteins
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://link.springer.com/protocol/10.1007/978-1-4939-7816-8_11
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Proteins containing EF-hand helix-loop-helix-binding motifs play essential roles in calcium homeostasis and signaling pathways. These proteins have considerable structural and functional diversity by virtue of their cation-binding properties, and occur as either Ca2+-bound or Ca2+-free states with distinct aggregation propensities. That is the case among ß-parvalbumins and S100 proteins, which under certain conditions undergo Ca2+-dependent self-assembly reactions with the formation of oligomers, amyloid-type aggregates and fibrils. These phenomena may be particularly relevant in human S100A6 protein and in fish Gad m 1 allergenic protein, which are implicated in human disease processes. Here, we describe detailed methods to generate and monitor the formation of amyloidogenic assemblies and aggregates of these two EF-hand proteins in vitro.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Martínez, J.
Secondary author(s):
Cristóvão, J. S., Sánchez, R., Gasset, M., Gomes, C. M.
Document type:
Book chapter
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Martínez, J., Cristóvão, J. S., Sánchez, R., Gasset, M., & Gomes C.M. (2018). Preparation of amyloidogenic aggregates from EF-hand ß-parvalbumin and S100 proteins. In Sigurdsson E., Calero M., Gasset M. (Eds), Amyloid Proteins (pp. 167-179). New York, NY: Humana Press.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Calcium / S100A6 / Gad m 1 / Fish allergens / Amyloids / EF-hand

DocumentZinc binding to S100B affords regulation of trace metal homeostasis and excitotoxicity in the brain2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-343
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
343 - Proteotoxic insults and synaptic dysfunction in the aging brain
Duration: 2015-06 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
Cláudio Emanuel Moreira Gomes, Andreas Martin Grabrucker, Joana Margarida Lopes da Silva Cristóvão, Sónia Cristina Alves Dickson Leal Solano
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Neurocenter of Ulm University (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Author: Gomes, C.
Secondary author(s):
Grabrucker, A., Cristóvão, J., Solano, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Protein homeostasis / Brain biometals / Neuroinflammation / Synaptic Biochemistry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-343.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Zinc binding to S100B affords regulation of trace metal homeostasis and excitotoxicity in the brain
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnmol.2017.00456/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Neuronal metal ions such as zinc are essential for brain function. In particular synaptic processes are tightly related to metal and protein homeostasis, for example through extracellular metal-binding proteins. One such protein is neuronal S100B, a calcium and zinc binding damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP), whose chronic upregulation is associated with aging, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), motor neuron disease and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite gained insights on the structure of S100B, it remains unclear how its calcium and zinc binding properties regulate its function on cellular level. Here we report a novel role of S100B in trace metal homeostasis, in particular the regulation of zinc levels in the brain. Our results show that S100B at increased extracellular levels is not toxic, persists at high levels, and is taken up into neurons, as shown by cell culture and biochemical analysis. Combining protein bioimaging and zinc quantitation, along with a zinc-binding impaired S100B variant, we conclude that S100B effectively scavenges zinc ions through specific binding, resulting in a redistribution of the intracellular zinc pool. Our results indicate that scavenging of zinc by increased levels of S100B affects calcium levels in vitro. Thereby S100B is able to mediate the cross talk between calcium and zinc homeostasis. Further, we investigated a possible new neuro-protective role of S100B in excitotoxicity via its effects on calcium and zinc homeostasis. Exposure of cells to zinc-S100B but not the zinc-binding impaired S100B results in an inhibition of excitotoxicity. We conclude that in addition to its known functions, S100B acts as sensor and regulator of elevated zinc levels in the brain and this metal-buffering activity is tied to a neuroprotective role.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Hagmeyer, S.
Secondary author(s):
Cristóvão, J. S., Mulvihill, J. E., Boeckers, T. M., Gomes, C. M., Grabrucker, A. M.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
5|2022-03-19
Reference:
Hagmeyer, S., Cristóvão, J. S., Mulvihill, J. E., Boeckers, T., Gomes, C., & Grabrucker, A. (2018). Zinc Binding to S100B Affords Regulation of Trace Metal Homeostasis and Excitotoxicity in the Brain. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 10: 456. 10.3389/fnmol.2017.00456
2-year Impact Factor: 3.720|2018
Times cited: 20|2022-10-29
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Zn / Zinc / S100B / DAMP / Synapse / Calcium / Excitotoxicity / Zinc sensor

Zinc binding to S100B affords regulation of trace metal homeostasis and excitotoxicity in the brain

Zinc binding to S100B affords regulation of trace metal homeostasis and excitotoxicity in the brain

DocumentThe neuronal S100B protein is a calcium-tuned suppressor of amyloid-b aggregation2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-343
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
343 - Proteotoxic insults and synaptic dysfunction in the aging brain
Duration: 2015-06 - 2019-01
Researcher(s):
Cláudio Emanuel Moreira Gomes, Andreas Martin Grabrucker, Joana Margarida Lopes da Silva Cristóvão, Sónia Cristina Alves Dickson Leal Solano
Institution(s): FCiências.ID – Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Ciências (Portugal); Neurocenter of Ulm University (Germany)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Author: Gomes, C.
Secondary author(s):
Grabrucker, A., Cristóvão, J., Solano, S.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Protein homeostasis / Brain biometals / Neuroinflammation / Synaptic Biochemistry / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-343.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The neuronal S100B protein is a calcium-tuned suppressor of amyloid-b aggregation
Publication year: 2018
URL:
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/6/eaaq1702.full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Amyloid-ß (Aß) aggregation and neuroinflammation are consistent features in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and strong candidates for the initiation of neurodegeneration. S100B is one of the most abundant proinflammatory proteins that is chronically up-regulated in AD and is found associated with senile plaques. This recognized biomarker for brain distress may, thus, play roles in amyloid aggregation which remain to be determined. We report a novel role for the neuronal S100B protein as suppressor of Aß42 aggregation and toxicity. We determined the structural details of the interaction between monomeric Aß42 and S100B, which is favored by calcium binding to S100B, possibly involving conformational switching of disordered Aß42 into an a-helical conformer, which locks aggregation. From nuclear magnetic resonance experiments, we show that this dynamic interaction occurs at a promiscuous peptide-binding region within the interfacial cleft of the S100B homodimer. This physical interaction is coupled to a functional role in the inhibition of Aß42 aggregation and toxicity and is tuned by calcium binding to S100B. S100B delays the onset of Aß42 aggregation by interacting with Aß42 monomers inhibiting primary nucleation, and the calcium-bound state substantially affects secondary nucleation by inhibiting fibril surface–catalyzed reactions through S100B binding to growing Aß42 oligomers and fibrils. S100B protects cells from Aß42-mediated toxicity, rescuing cell viability and decreasing apoptosis induced by Aß42 in cell cultures. Together, our findings suggest that molecular targeting of S100B could be translated into development of novel approaches to ameliorate AD neurodegeneration.
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Cristóvão, J. S.
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Morris, V. K., Cardoso, I., Leal, S., Martínez, J., Botelho, H. M., Göbl, C., David, R., Kierdorf, K., Alemi, M., Madl, T., Fritz, G., Reif, B., Gomes, C. M.
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Cristóvão, J. S., Morris, V. K., Cardoso, I., Leal, S., Martínez, J., Botelho, H. M., Göbl, C., David, R., Kierdorf, K., Alemi, M., Madl, T., Fritz, G., Reif, B., & Gomes, C. M. (2018). The neuronal S100B protein is a calcium-tuned suppressor of amyloid-B aggregation. Science Advances, 4(6), eaaq1702. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq1702
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Keywords: S100B / Calcium

The neuronal S100B protein is a calcium-tuned suppressor of amyloid-b aggregation

The neuronal S100B protein is a calcium-tuned suppressor of amyloid-b aggregation