Modulation and trafficking of SK channels in the lateral amygdala (2008–2010)
The amygdala is a brain structure that underlies emotional processing. Malfunctions in emotional processing are thought to be the cause of anxiety disorders. Understanding amygdala physiology is thus vital for developing therapies to treat these disorders. We have recently found a novel role for an ion channel in controlling amygdala excitability. in this grant we will investigate how this ion channel is modulated, which will elucidate a novel way in which activity in the amygdala is regulated.