Here we want to systematically investigate the impact of protein and lipid composition, curvature and lateral membrane tension on domain formation in multicomponent membranes derived from hippocampal neurons and from synaptosomes. We will map the position and aggregation state of certain proteins and lipids found in the presynaptic membrane with a non-invasive and label-free rapid rupture event imaging, force distance-based atomic force microscopy (AFM).

Andreas Janshoff

Principal Investigator
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A8: “Regulation of synaptic vesicle cycling by protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation”

Reinhard Jahn/Henning Urlaub

B2: “A microfluidic in vitro approach to study protein mobility in the synapse”

Sarah Köster/Silvio Rizzoli

A3: “A dynamic analysis of the nanoscale organization of the dendritic spine”

Silvio Rizzoli