Northwestern University

Mon 4:00 PM

Novel Neural Messengers - 4th Annual Narahashi Lecture

When: Monday, September 11, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Alexa Nash   312.503.4893

Group: Department of Pharmacology Seminars

Category: Lectures & Meetings


The Department of Pharmacology is proud to present Solomon H. Snyder, M.D., Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as the speaker for the 4th Annual Narahashi Lecture.

Please join us for a reception in the Ryan Family Atrium immediately following the lecture

The following, is an overview of this seminar, as described by Dr. Snyder:

Criteria for what constitutes a neurotransmitter had traditionally been rigid, requiring existence of the substance in nerve terminals, release by depolarization, actions on a postsynaptic membrane protein receptor and whatever other criteria suited the critic’s fancy. In recent decades, decidedly atypical substances have emerged as messenger molecules, notably gases such as nitric oxide, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide as well as D-amino acids. The lecture will highlight this diversity, focusing in particular on novel insights regarding hydrogen sulfide with clinical ramifications in Huntington Disease.

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