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Project title:
Cerebral Cavernous Malformations. From pathobiology to therapeutic strategies.

Principal Investigator:
Andreas Fischer

Institutional Address:
Department: -
Address: Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
Country: Germany
City: Heidelberg
Postal Code: 69120

Start: 01.04.2012   End: 31.03.2015

Funding volume in €: 293.203

Funding institution: BMBF
Part of a Consortium: CCM

Key words:

Summary of Project:
Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM) are among the most common vascular malformations of the brain, particularly in young people. Cavernomas can give rise to epileptic seizures and brain hemorhages (stroke). The severity of this disease is related to the lack of success of neurosurgery for lesions located in the brainstem and the spinal cord. Such lesions may lead to death or severe morbidity and novel pharmacological approaches are desperately needed.The genes responsible for familial CCM development have been identified. We know now that these genes are important in the behaviour of endothelial cells lining the brain vessels. However, there are still many unknowns about the function of the CCM genes and consequently about the biology of cavernomas. Our teams have contributed to the understanding of CCM biology. We propose now to decipher the function of CCM proteins and the biology of cavernomas by using an integrated approach, studying all three CCM genes at a time, and combining in vitro approaches and advanced animal models. This way, we intend to assess possible therapeutic strategies in mice that could be implemented in human patients afterwards. Four different European groups will be part of this consortium and collaborate tightly, each putting forward its own expertise.

Additional information:
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular lesions mostly located in the central nervous system. Their two main clinical manifestations are epileptic seizures and hemorrhagic stroke, and they are involved in a significant percentage of intracere
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