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Certain antiepileptic drugs (e.g. carbamazepine and lamotrigine) block sodium channels in an use-dependent manner and this mechanism contributes to the anti-convulsant properties of these drugs. There are, however, subtle differences in sodium current blocking properties of the antiepileptic drugs when they interact with the different brain sodium channel α-subunits.

Event details of The differences in sodium current blocking properties of antiepileptic drugs
Date 23 January 2013
Time 15:00
Location Agnietenkapel

In his research, Xin Qiao attempts to show that a deeper and more complete understanding of how antiepileptic drugs interact with different sodium channel α-subunits and different neuron types can facilitate the development of new antiepileptic drugs with improved therapeutic efficacy. 

 PhD candidate and supervisor/co-supervisor

Ms Xin Qiao: Antiepileptic drugs targeting sodium channels. Subunit and neuron-type specific interactions.
The supervisor is Prof. W. J. Wadman and the co-supervisor is Dr T. R. Werkman. 

Agnietenkapel

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

The ceremony is open to the general public.