Welcome to SynAging SAS

Your R&D partner for in vitro and in vivo phenotypic models in wild type, accelerating drug discovery for sporadic neurodegenerative diseases.

News

SynAging has new phone and fax numbers in 2017! The old numbers will stop working soon!

SynAging will be present at the following meetings in 2017:

 BioFIT 2017, November 28-29, Strassbourg, France, meet us at booth C4

SynAging' past meetings in 2017:

Neuroscience R&D Technologies Conference, September 28-29, London, UK - Presentation on Sept. 29

Genesis Drug Discovery, October 11-12, Frankfurt Main, Germany - Presentation on Oct. 11

BIO-Europe 2017, November 6-8, Berlin, Germany

European Brain & Behavior Society Meeting, September 8-11, Bilbao, Spain

20 Years of alpha-synuclein in Parkinsion's disease and related synucleopathies Meeting in Athens, September 7-10, 2017

EuroTau Meeting, April 27-28, Lille, France

International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson’s Diseases 2017 - Booth 14a, at the entrance of the exhibition & Posters
March 29 . – April 2., Vienna, Austria

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Press & Publications

SynAging's Poster won the 'Best Poster Award' here during the '20 Years of alpha-synuclein in Parkinsion's disease and related synucleopathies' meeting in Athens, September 7-10, 2017 entitled:
PATHOLOGICAL ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN PREPARATIONS INDUCE COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND NEURODEGENERATION
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Poster EBBS Meeting 2017: PRION-LIKE SOLUBLE MISFOLDED PROTEIN OLIGOMERS INDUCE NEURODEGENERATION: RELEVANCE FOR PARKINSON’S AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE MODELS
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Dietary arachidonic acid increases deleterious effects of amyloid-β oligomers on learning abilities and expression of AMPA receptors: putative role of the ACSL4-cPLA2 balance;  Link

Structural and functional analyses of pyroglutamate-amyloid-β-specific antibodies as a basis for Alzheimer immunotherapy
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ProMIS Neurosciences Designates PMN350 its Second Lead Product for Development in Alzheimer’s Disease
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HUMAN TAU OLIGOMERS INDUCE NEURODEGENERATION: TAUOPATHY MODELS FOR TARGET VALIDATION AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT
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HUMAN ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN OLIGOMERS BUT NOT 'SPREADING' FIBRILS INDUCE EARLY COGNITIVE DECLINE IN MICE
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SynAging's human tau oligomer poster at SFN 2016
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SynAging's alpha synuclein oligomer poster at SFN 2016
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SynAging's Alzheimers disease poster at AAIC 2016
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SynAging's Parkinson's disease poster at AAIC 2016
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Oxidative Stress

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced during normal metabolism and fulfill physiological functions. Due of their high chemical reactivity, accumulation of ROS are known to damage:

  • DNA
  • Proteins
  • Lipids

Mammalian cells possess mechanisms to neutralize excess ROS and reduce oxidative stress; however the brain is much more vulnerable than other tissues to oxidative stress, as it has elevated oxygen consumption and consequently generates large amounts of ROS. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of brain cells is highly susceptible to structural alterations resulting in mitochondrial dysfunction. Several lines of evidence suggest that these effects may cause neurodegenerative disorders.

SynAging offers an in vitro model of oxidative stress using H2O2 as the degenerating stimulant. Clients can test active substances, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements to test their positive pharmacological effects by neutralizing the negative effects of ROS. Readouts are based on neuronal survival (LifeDeath™ Assay) and presence of free radicals using the dichlorofluorescein (DCF) assay. In the DCF assay,  the non-fluorescent fluorescein derivative will become fluorescent by various oxidants, giving a measure of ROS activity.