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Prof. Dr. Leda Dimou

GSN associate faculty




Molecular and Translational Neuroscience
University of Ulm - N27
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
D - 89081 Ulm

Phone: + 49 (0) 731/500-23265


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Research focus: Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in the adult brain, their role and function in the healthy and injured brain

Key words: NG2-cells, oligodendrogenesis, myelination, repair, gliosis, in vivo 2-photon imaging, mouse models

GSN students

Selected publications:

Behrendt G, Baer K, Buffo A, Curtis MA, Faull RLM, Rees MI, Götz M and Dimou L. (2013) Dynamic changes in myelin aberrations and oligodendrocyte generation in chronic amyloidosis in mice and men. Glia 61(2): 273-86.

Simon C, Lickert H, Götz M and Dimou L. (2012) Sox10-iCreERT2: a mouse line to inducibly trace the neural crest and oligodendrocyte lineage. Genesis 50(6): 506-1.

Boda E, Viganò F, Rosa P, Fumagalli M, Labat-Gest V, Tempia F, Abbracchio MP, Dimou L and Buffo A. (2012) The GPR17 receptor in NG2 expressing cells: Focus on in vivocell maturation and participation in acute trauma and chronic damage. Glia 59(12): 1958-73.

Simon C, Götz M and Dimou L. (2011) Progenitors in the Adult Cerebral Cortex: Cell Cycle Properties and Regulation by Physiological Stimuli and Injury. Glia 59(6): 869-881.

Dimou L, Simon C, Kirchhoff F, Takebayashi H and Götz M. (2008) Progeny of Olig2-expressing progenitors in the gray and white matter of the adult mouse cerebral cortex. J Neurosci. 28(41): 10434-42.