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Professor David Wynick

Professor David Wynick

Professor David Wynick
BSc, MBBS, MD(Lond), PhD(Open), FRCP

Professor of Molecular Medicine

Office C24a
School of Medical Sciences,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 1417

Research summary

Galanin is a 29 amino-acid peptide that is involved in the adaptive response of the nervous system to injury and disease. It is produced and stored in a number of brain regions and the peripheral nervous system.

Following nerve injury it has been found that galanin expression increases in the neurons of the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) - clusters of sensory neurons adjacent to the spinal cord. Patients with Alzheimers disease, who have damage to those areas of the brain concerned with memory (the basal forebrain cholinergic neurons), also display elevated levels of galanin.

A number of investigators speculate that galanin ...

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