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The 29th Naito Conference

GLIA WORLD-Dynamic Function of Glial Cells in the Brain-

Period 2010/10/05 (Tue.) - 2010/10/08 (Fri.)
Venue Shonan Village Center( Kanagawa-pref.)
Participants Lectures:27


Shinichi KOHSAKA National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
Yoshihisa KUDO Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
Yasuto ITOYAMA Tohoku University School of Medicine
Kazuhiro IKENAKA National Institutes for Physiological Sciences
Shigeo OKABE The University of Tokyo


Opening Lecture

  1. Neuro-Gliology: Mizuho Nakata (1971) and thereafter, and its future
    [Fusahiro IKUTA]
    Brain Research Center, Niigata Neurosurgical Hospital, Japan, Japan
  2. A marvelous re-meet with glia cells
    [Kiyoshi HAMA]
    National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, Japan

Glial Cells and the Development of Brain Function

  1. Astrocyte differentiation mediated by cytokines' signaling
    [Kinichi NAKASHIMA]
    Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, Japan
  2. Role of astrocytes in fine-tuning synaptic development
    [Keith MURAI]
    Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Canada, Canada
  3. Non-vesicular release of ATP from axons firing action potentials
    [Douglas FIELDS]
    National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), USA, USA
  4. Generation of heterogeniety in glial cells
    [Kazuhiro IKENAKA]
    National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Department of Molecular Physiology, Japan, Japan
  5. Differential rhythmicity in proliferation patterns of neural progenitor/oligodendrocyte precursor cells in the adult mouse hippocampus
    [Noriko OSUMI]
    Division of Developmental Neurosciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, Japan

Information Processing Regulated by Glia-Neuron Network [I]

  1. Role of astrocytes in cortical information processing and hemodynamic signaling
    [Mriganka SUR]
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Japan
  2. Imaging analysis of synapse formation, remodeling and glial interactions
    [Shigeo OKABE]
    Department of Cellular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Japan
  3. Astrocytic modulation of local field potential and synaptic plasticity
    [Hajime HIRASE]
    Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan, Japan
  4. Microglia surveillance of synapses
    [Junichi NABEKURA]
    Division of Homeostatic Development, National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), Japan, USA
  5. Microglia
    [Helmut KETTENMANN]
    Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Cellular Neurosciences, Berlin, Germany, Germany

Information Processing Regulated by Glia-Neuron Network [II]

  1. Roles of astrocytes on neuronal plasticity
    [Yoshihisa KUDO]
    Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan, Japan
  2. Contribution of glial cells to synaptic plasticity
    [Stéphane OLIET]
    Neurocentre Magendie, Inserm U862 and University of Bordeaux, France, France
  3. Properties of perineuronal oligodendrocytes and their modulatory effects on neuronal activity in CA1 region of rat hippocampus
    [Yoshihiko YAMAZAKI]
    Department of Physiology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan, Japan
  4. Astroglial regulation of synaptic transmission-ATP matters in both sides now
    [Fusao KATO]
    Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Department of Neuroscience, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan, USA
  5. Critical roles of astrocytes in coordinating sleep and plasticity
    [Philip HAYDON]
    Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA, Japan

Glial Cells in the Pathological Brain [I]

  1. Consequences of microglial adhesion to injured neurons
    [Hiroshi KIYAMA]
    Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Japan, Japan
  2. Microglial deterioration in the aged and Alzheimer's disease brain
    [Wolfgang STREIT]
    Laboratory of Experimental Neuropathology and Neuroimmunology, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida College of Medicine, USA, USA
  3. Microglia in pain signaling
    [Kazuhide INOUE]
    Department of Molecular and System Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan, Japan
  4. Activation of microglia in spinal cord during presymptomatic stage in ALS model rats
    [Shinichi KOHSAKA]
    National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan, Japan
  5. Mechanisms and therapy in ALS: Glia as determinants of disease progression
    Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California, San Diego, USA, Japan

Glial Cells in the Pathological Brain [II]

  1. The pathogenesis of immune-mediated demyelinating polyneuropathies
    [Hiroko BABA]
    Department of Molecular Neurobiology, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan, Germany
  2. The Pathogenesis of Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Spectrum Disorders-AQP4 antibody-mediated astrocytopathy
    [Yasuto ITOYAMA]
    National Center Hospital, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan,
  3. Glial Pathology in Multiple Sclerosis
    [Hans LASSMANN]
    Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, Japan
  4. Genetic mouse models and imaging approaches to study neuron-glia interactions in vivo
    [Frank KIRCHHOFF]
    Department of Molecular Physiology, Institute of Physiology, University of Saarland Medical School, Germany, Japan
  5. D-Serine-mediated glia-synapse interaction and schizophrenia
    [Toru NISHIKAWA]
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan, Austria