Our Lab operates as the Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Physiology and the DE-MTA "Lendület" Cellular Physiology Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at the Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Debrecen, Hungary. The Lab is a member of the Research Center for Molecular Medicine (RCMM) of the Faculty; RCMM has been a recognized "Center of Excellence" of the European Union in molecular medicine and represents the highest concentration of biomedical research (including basic and clinical activities) in the Eastern part of Hungary.
We are interested in the molecular description of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the closely related transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. Our research mainly focuses on assessing the roles of the ECS and certain TRP channels in various homeostatic regulatory mechanisms of the (human) skin such as e.g. barrier functions, growth control, inflammatory and immune processes, regeneration, wound healing, etc. Moreover, we also investigate the cutaneous neuro-endocrine regulation of the ECS and TRP channels. Furthermore, our work also aims at defining the roles of these systems in the pathogenesis of highly prevalent skin diseases like e.g. acne vulgaris, atopic dermatitis, hair growth disorders, psoriasis, skin tumors, etc.
Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Physiology
DE-MTA "Lendület" Cellular Physiology Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Debrecen