Developmental Biology & Disease Mechanisms | Neuroscience

ApoER2 and VLDL Receptor

Johannes Nimpf
Group Leader

johannes.nimpf [AT] [DOT] at
Phone: +43-1-4277-61808
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna | Room: 2.112


We study the biology of LDL receptor related proteins (VLDL receptor and ApoER2), a group of cell surface receptors which mediate transport of macromolecules across cell membranes and play important roles in signal transduction. The biological systems we are working with are the chicken oocyte and the mammalian brain. These two systems reflect the functional dichotomy of the receptors which function in endocytosis (follicles) and signal transduction (brain development). The