Juan Jose Garrido Jurado

Juan Jose Garrido Jurado

dates de séjour

01/10/2012 - 31/01/2013






Instituto Cajal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CSIC, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology, Madrid (Espagne)

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

Role of P2X7 purinergic receptors and GSK3 in the regulation of voltage gated ionic channels and neuronal excitability.

Recently, changes in the axon initial segment (AIS) integrity have been related to neuropsychiatric/neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury. The axon initial segment (AIS) is the place of action potential generation, mediated by a high concentration of voltage gated sodium, potassium and calcium channels. The activation of these channels can be modulated, and in fact, purinergic receptors have been proposed as intermediate regulators of voltage gated potassium and calcium channels. Recent results from our laboratory in cultured hippocampal neurons show that ATP gated P2X7 receptor antagonists impair alterations at the AIS caused by a high extracellular ATP concentration, such as those achieved after brain injury. The P2X7 receptor signalling pathway includes calcium entry and the regulation of GSK3 activity, the later being involved in determining sodium channel functional expression at the AIS (Garrido and Debanne laboratories, submitted, see CV). The aim of this collaborative project is to study the involvement of P2X7 in the functional expression of ionic channels at the AIS and the regulation of neuronal excitability in rat brain slices using electrophysiological techniques in the laboratory of Dr. Dominique Debanne as a continuation of a previous collaboration. In parallel, we pretend to analyze how potassium channels, such as Kv1.1, paraticipates in the functional and structural maturation of the AIS.


Cette résidence a bénéficié d'une aide de l'État gérée par l'Agence nationale de la recherche dans le cadre des programmes d'Investissements d'avenir au titre du Laboratoire d'excellence RFIEA+.


Group leader. Científico Titular del CSIC (équivalent a CR1).
Instituto Cajal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology.
Avenida Doctor Arce, 37. Madrid 28002. ESPAGNE