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Altered MAPK Signaling in Major Depression: The Role of MKP-1

Friday, September 21 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

Altered MAPK Signaling in Major Depression: The Role of MKP-1

The topic for this week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be physiology and pharmacology. All faculty members and students are invited to attend.


  1. Explain some of the known cellular and molecular pathophysiological hallmarks of major depressive disorder (MDD)
  2. Identify brain areas and cellular mechanisms targeted by current depression research
  3. Describe usage of molecular biology techniques in combination with preclinical behavioral models in identifying new therapeutic targets for treatment of MDD
  4. Define the role of negative regulation of MAPK signaling pathway in the development of depressive state and antidepressant treatment

Vanja Duric, Ph.D.

Assistant professor – Physiology and Pharmacology

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