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Professor Astrid Linthorst

Professor Astrid Linthorst

Professor Astrid Linthorst

Faculty Education Director Postgraduate Studies (PGT/PGR)

Area of research

Neurochemistry and neuroendocrinology of stress and behaviour

Office 4.30
Dorothy Hodgkin Building,
Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NY
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Alt. +44 (0) 117 331 3140

Research summary

My research group investigates neurochemical and neuroendocrine mechanisms in the brain that support coping with stress. We have a particular interest in the role of GABA and serotonin in the regulation of the neuroendocrine and behavioural responses to stress. We recently characterised the role of synaptic and extrasynaptic GABA transporters in the regulation of extracellular GABA which is of importance for improved understanding of tonic inhibition by GABA in the brain. We also found that stress changes GABAergic neurotransmission in a stressor-dependent manner in the hippocampus, a brain region of critical importance in the stress response.

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