Madlen Günther

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BACKGROUND Aging is a major risk factor for a variety of neurobiological diseases leading to variations of transcriptional expression in affected tissues. Reverse transcription of RNA followed by quantitative PCR is a powerful technique for detection and quantification of specific transcripts differentially expressed. An essential prerequisite for accurate(More)
Age-induced neuroinflammation could be a contributing factor to the restricted neurogenesis in aged mice. Indomethacin, a common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, has been demonstrated to partially restore neurogenesis under pathophysiological inflammation-associated conditions in adult C57BL/6 mice. This study investigated whether indomethacin is able(More)
Following cerebral injuries such as stroke, a structural and functional reorganization of the impaired tissue occurs, which is often accompanied by a re-expression of developmental genes. During brain development, embryonic splice variants of the GABA-synthesizing GAD67 gene (collectively termed EGAD) participate in cell proliferation, migration, and(More)
BACKGROUND Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-2 (TREM2) is a microglial surface receptor involved in phagocytosis. Clearance of apoptotic debris after stroke represents an important mechanism to re-attain tissue homeostasis and thereby ensure functional recovery. The role of TREM2 following stroke is currently unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS As(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present research was to advance understanding of factors that can protect against range anxiety, specifically range stress in everyday usage of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). BACKGROUND Range anxiety is a major barrier to the broad adoption of sustainable electric mobility systems. To develop strategies aimed at(More)
In addition to their well known function in astrocyte coupling, gap junction forming connexins are also important for cell proliferation, migration and differentiation during brain development. The aim of this study was to determine whether loss of the main astrocytic connexins, connexin 43 (Cx43) or connexin 30 (Cx30), influences various stages of adult(More)
Increased age is a major risk factor for stroke incidence and post-ischemic mortality. To develop age-adjusted therapeutic interventions, a clear understanding of the complexity of age-related post-ischemic mechanisms is essential. Transient occlusion of the middle cerebral artery--a model that closely resembles human stroke--was used to induce cerebral(More)
Stroke survivors often recover from motor deficits, either spontaneously or with the support of rehabilitative training. Since tonic GABAergic inhibition controls network excitability, it may be involved in recovery. Middle cerebral artery occlusion in rodents reduces tonic GABAergic inhibition in the structurally intact motor cortex (M1). Transcript and(More)
The brain plays a central role in organismal aging but is itself most sensitive to aging-related functional impairments and pathologies. Insights into processes underlying brain aging are the basis to positively impact brain health. Using high-throughput RNA sequencing and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR), we monitored cerebral gene expression(More)
Advancing range-information user interfaces towards enhanced usability is a continuous task in electric vehicle development. The objective of the present research was (1) to examine experienced trustworthiness of a typical range-information user interface, (2) to test a newly constructed trustworthiness scale, (3) to examine the relationship of experienced(More)