Bernhard Hellmann, M.Sc.

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Bernhard Hellmann holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in nutritional sciences. For his Ph.D. he is currently exploring the neuroprtective potential of the fungi H. erinaceus which is part of the traditional Chinese Medicine and has proved efficacy in models of Alzheimer`s disease and in a human trial to delay cognitive decline in the elderly. Especially, he is cultivating the fungi, isoltes active ingredients including erinacines. These have been reported to promote nerve growth factor (NGF) synthesis. 

Methods: fermentation; HPLC (qualitative and preparative); cell culture (SH-SY5Y-APPsw cells); measurement of mitochondrial membrane potential, ATP levels, markers of mitochondrial mass; High-Resolution Respirometry (Oxygraph-2k); western blotting, qPCR.

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© Prof. Dr. Gunter P. Eckert 2018