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Interview national Dutch TV - EenVandaag

Is een winterslaap ook goed voor mensen?

Interview with Naked Scientists / BBC 5

From hibernation to combatting free radicals

Reasons you can't hibernate

Interview with BBC

All the reasons you can't hibernate in winter

Reasons you can't hibernate

TEDx lecture

Prof. Rob Henning's TEDx lecture

Frank Swain's report on the research of our team

The big sleep

The Big Sleep

Publications

This section includes some of our recent publications

Dopamine treatment attenuates acute kidney injury in a rat model of deep hypothermia and rewarming – The role of renal H2S-producing enzymes

George J. Dugbartey et al., 2015

Induction of a Torpor-Like State by 5’-AMP Does Not Depend on H2S Production

George J. Dugbartey et al., 2015

Platelet Dynamics during Natural and Pharmacologically Induced Torpor and Forced Hypothermia

Edwin L. de Vrij et al., 2014

Increased protein aggregation in Zucker Diabetic Fatty rat brain: identification of key mechanistic targets and the therapeutic application of hydrogen sulfide

Fatemeh Talaei et al., 2014

Hippocampal cystathionine beta synthase in young and aged mice

Jojanneke Bruintjes et al., 2014

Hydrogen sulfide restores a normal morphological phenotype in Wernersyndrome fibroblasts, attenuates oxidative damage and modulates mTOR pathway

Fatemeh Talaei et al., 2013

Reduction of body temperature governs neutrophil retention in hibernating and nonhibernating animals by margination

Hjalmar R. Bouma et al., 2013

5'-AMP impacts lymphocyte recirculation through activation of A2B receptors

Hjalmar R. Bouma et al., 2013

Hibernation is associated with depression of T-cell independent humoral immune responses in the 13-lined ground squirrel

Hjalmar R. Bouma et al., 2013

Induction of VMAT-1 and TPH-1 Expression Induces Vesicular Accumulation of Serotonin and Protects Cells and Tissue from Cooling/Rewarming Injury

Fatemeh Talaei et al., 2012

The role of endogenous H2S formation in reversible remodeling of lung tissue during hibernation in the Syrian hamster

Fatemeh Talaei et al., 2012

Induction of Torpor: Mimicking Natural Metabolic Suppression for Biomedical Applications

Hjalmar R. Bouma et al., 2012

Serotonin and Dopamine Protect from Hypothermia/Rewarming Damage through the CBS/H2S Pathway

Fatemeh Talaei et al., 2011

Reversible remodeling of lung tissue during hibernation in the Syrian hamster

Fatemeh Talaei et al., 2011

Low body temperature governs the decline of circulating lymphocytes during hibernation through sphingosine-1-phosphate

Hjalmar R. Bouma et al., 2011

Blood cell dynamics during hibernation in the European Ground Squirrel

Hjalmar R. Bouma et al., 2010

AMP-Activated Protein Kinase as a Target for Preconditioning in Transplantation Medicine

Hjalmar R. Bouma et al., 2010

Hibernation: the immune system at rest?

Hjalmar R. Bouma et al., 2010

Differential regulation of glomerular and interstitial endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression in the kidney of hibernating ground squirrel

Maria Sandovici et al., 2004

Normalization of aortic function during arousal episodes in the hibernating ground squirrel

Rob H. Henning et al., 2002

Meet Our Team

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Professor of Pharmacology

Robert H. Henning

head of section of Pharmacology
Team Member
MD, PhD

Hjalmar R. Bouma

Staff member
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Technician

Femke Hoogstra-Berends

Staff member
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Technician

Maaike Goris

Staff member

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Professor Rob H. Henning

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology, EB10

University Medical Center Groningen

Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands

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