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File427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function2015-09

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

DocumentAstrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function2017

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Astrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/glia.23205/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes interact with neurons at the cellular level through modulation of synaptic formation, maturation, and function, but the impact of such interaction into behavior remains unclear. Here, we studied the dominant negative SNARE (dnSNARE) mouse model to dissect the role of astrocyte-derived signaling in corticolimbic circuits, with implications for cognitive processing. We found that the blockade of gliotransmitter release in astrocytes triggers a critical desynchronization of neural theta oscillations between dorsal hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Moreover, we found a strong cognitive impairment in tasks depending on this network. Importantly, the supplementation with d-serine completely restores hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and rescues the spatial memory and long-term memory of dnSNARE mice. We provide here novel evidence of long distance network modulation by astrocytes, with direct implications to cognitive function.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-207.02
Author: Sardinha, V. M.
Secondary author(s):
Martins, M., Reis, J. S., Correia, J. S., Teixeira-Castro, A., Pinto, L., Sousa, N., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article-d
Reference:
Sardinha, V. M., Martins, M., Reis, J. S., Correia, J. S., Teixeira-Castro, A., ..., Oliveira, J. F. (2017). Astrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function. Glia, 65(12), 1-17. doi: 10.1002/glia.23205
2-year Impact Factor: 5.829|2018
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2019
Times cited: 7|2019-07-10
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Astrocyte / Behavior / Local field potential / Neuronal morphology / Oscillations

DocumentAP2y controls adult hippocampal neurogenesis and modulates cognitive, but not anxiety or depressive-like behavior2017

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
AP2y controls adult hippocampal neurogenesis and modulates cognitive, but not anxiety or depressive-like behavior
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://www.nature.com/articles/mp2016169
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Hippocampal neurogenesis has been proposed to participate in a myriad of behavioral responses, both in basal states and in the context of neuropsychiatric disorders. Here, we identify activating protein 2? (AP2?, also known as Tcfap2c), originally described to regulate the generation of neurons in the developing cortex, as a modulator of adult hippocampal glutamatergic neurogenesis in mice. Specifically, AP2? is present in a sub-population of hippocampal transient amplifying progenitors. There, it is found to act as a positive regulator of the cell fate determinants Tbr2 and NeuroD, promoting proliferation and differentiation of new glutamatergic granular neurons. Conditional ablation of AP2? in the adult brain significantly reduced hippocampal neurogenesis and disrupted neural coherence between the ventral hippocampus and the medial prefrontal cortex. Furthermore, it resulted in the precipitation of multimodal cognitive deficits. This indicates that the sub-population of AP2?-positive hippocampal progenitors may constitute an important cellular substrate for hippocampal-dependent cognitive functions. Concurrently, AP2? deletion produced significant impairments in contextual memory and reversal learning. More so, in a water maze reference memory task a delay in the transition to cognitive strategies relying on hippocampal function integrity was observed. Interestingly, anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors were not significantly affected. Altogether, findings open new perspectives in understanding the role of specific sub-populations of newborn neurons in the (patho)physiology of neuropsychiatric disorders affecting hippocampal neuroplasticity and cognitive function in the adult brain.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Mateus-Pinheiro, A.
Secondary author(s):
Alves, N. D., Patrício, P., Machado-Santos, A. R., Loureiro-Campos, E., Silva, J. M., Sardinha, V. M., Reis, J., Schorle, H., Oliveira, J. F., Ninkovic, J., Sousa, N., Pinto, L.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Mateus-Pinheiro, A., Alves, N. D., Patrício, P., Machado-Santos, A. R., Loureiro-Campos, E., ..., Pinto, L. (2017). AP2y controls adult hippocampal neurogenesis and modulates cognitive, but not anxiety or depressive-like behavior. Molecular Psychiatry, 22(12), 1725-1734. doi: 10.1038/mp.2016.169
2-year Impact Factor: 11.973|2018
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2019
Times cited: 6|2019-07-11
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Neuroplasticity / Hippocampal neurogenesis

DocumentFunctional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2017.00427/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes are fundamental players in the regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity. They display unique morphological and phenotypical features that allow to monitor and to dynamically respond to changes. One of the hallmarks of the astrocytic response is the generation of calcium elevations, which further affect downstream cellular processes. Technical advances in the field have allowed to spatially and to temporally quantify and qualify these elevations. However, the impact on brain function remains poorly understood. In this review, we discuss evidences of the functional impact of heterogeneous astrocytic calcium events in several brain regions, and their consequences in synapses, circuits, and behavior.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-207.03
Author: Guerra-Gomes, S.
Secondary author(s):
Sousa, N., Pinto, L., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article-d
Reference:
Guerra-Gomes, S., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Oliveira, J. F. (2018). Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 11: 427. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00427
2-year Impact Factor: 3.900|2018
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2020
Times cited: 8|2019-07-11
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Astrocyte / Calcium / Synapse / Neural circuit / Behavior

DocumentAP2?: A new player on adult hippocampal neurogenesis regulation 2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
AP2?: A new player on adult hippocampal neurogenesis regulation
Publication year: 2018
URL:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1179069518766897
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Since the recognition that the mammalian brain retains the ability to generate newborn neurons with functional relevance throughout life, the matrix of molecular regulators that govern adult neurogenesis has been the focus of much interest. In a recent study published in Molecular Psychiatry, we demonstrate Activating Protein 2? (AP2?), a transcription factor previously implicated in cell fate determination in the developing cortex, as a novel player in the regulation of glutamatergic neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus. Using distinct experimental approaches, we showed that AP2? is specifically present in a subpopulation of transient amplifying progenitors, where it acts as a crucial promoter of proliferation and differentiation of adult-born glutamatergic granule neurons. Strikingly, deficiency of AP2? in the adult brain compromises the generation of new glutamatergic neurons, with impact on the function of cortico-limbic circuits. Here, we share our view on how AP2? integrates the transcriptional orchestration of glutamatergic neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus, and consequently, how it emerges as a novel molecular candidate to study the translation of environmental pressures into alterations of brain neuroplasticity in homeostatic, but also in neuropathological contexts.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Mateus-Pinheiro, A.
Secondary author(s):
Alves, N. D., Sousa, N., Pinto, L.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Mateus-Pinheiro, A., Alves, N. D., Sousa, N., & Pinto, L. (2018). AP2?: A new player on adult hippocampal neurogenesis regulation. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, 12: 1-4. doi: 10.1177/1179069518766897
Times cited: 0|2019-07-11
Indexed document: Yes
Keywords: Hippocampal neurogenesis / Transcription factors / Cortico-limbic circuits

AP2?: A new player on adult hippocampal neurogenesis regulation

AP2?: A new player on adult hippocampal neurogenesis regulation

DocumentTET enzymes in neurophysiology and brain function2019

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
TET enzymes in neurophysiology and brain function
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014976341830856X?via%3Dihub
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
The dynamic nature of epigenetic DNA modifications is crucial for regulating gene expression in an experience-dependent manner and, thus, a potential mediator of neuronal plasticity and behavior. The discovery of the involvement of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and Ten Eleven Translocation (TET) family of enzymes in the demethylation pathway uncovered a potential link between neuronal TET protein function and cognitive processes. In this review, we provide an overview on how profile of 5hmC and TET enzymes are powerful mechanisms to explain neuronal plasticity and long-term behaviors, such as cognition. More specifically, we discuss how the current knowledge integrates the function of each TET enzyme in neurophysiology and brain function.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Antunes, C.
Secondary author(s):
Sousa, N., Pinto, L., Marques, C. J.
Document type:
Article
Reference:
Antunes, C., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Marques, C. J. (2019). TET enzymes in neurophysiology and brain function. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 102, 337-344. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.05.006
2-year Impact Factor: 8.002|2018
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2021
Times cited: 0|2019-07-11
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: 5hmC / Behavior / Epigenetics / Neuronal plasticity / TET enzymes

TET enzymes in neurophysiology and brain function

TET enzymes in neurophysiology and brain function

DocumentThe role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Notes:
This project is still in progress
Author: Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6230990/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Aging is a lifelong process characterized by cognitive decline putatively due to structural and functional changes of neural circuits of the brain. Neuron-glial signaling is a fundamental component of structure and function of circuits of the brain, and yet its possible role in aging remains elusive. Significantly, neuron-glial networks of the prefrontal cortex undergo age-related alterations that can affect cognitive function, and disruption of glial calcium signaling has been linked with cognitive performance. Motivated by these observations, we explored the possible role of glia in cognition during aging, considering a mouse model where astrocytes lacked IP3R2-dependent Ca2+ signaling. Contrarily to aged wild-type animals that showed significant impairment in a two-trial place recognition task, aged IP3R2 KO mice did not. Consideration of neuronal and astrocytic cell densities in the prefrontal cortex, revealed that aged IP3R2 KO mice present decreased densities of NeuN+ neurons and increased densities of S100ß+ astrocytes. Moreover, aged IP3R2 KO mice display refined dendritic trees in this region. These findings suggest a novel role for astrocytes in the aged brain. Further evaluation of the neuron-glial interactions in the aged brain will disclose novel strategies to handle healthy cognitive aging in humans.
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Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-207.07
Author: Guerra-Gomes, S.
Secondary author(s):
Viana, J. F., Correia, J. S., Caetano, I., Sardinha, V. M., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., Oliveira, J. F
Document type:
Article-d
Reference:
Guerra-Gomes, S., Viana, J. F., Correia, J. S., Caetano, I., Sardinha, V. M., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Oliveira, J. F. (2018). The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 12: 379. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00379
2-year Impact Factor: 3.900|2018
Times cited: 0|2019-07-11
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Aging / Astrocyte / Calcium signaling / IP3R2 / Prefrontal cortex / Spatial recognition / Dendritic morphology

The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex

The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex