The AhR, an environmental receptor, but more than a xenobiotic receptor

Start Date & Time: 
Monday, 22 October, 2018 - 11:30
End Date & Time: 
Monday, 22 October, 2018 - 12:30

Meeting room 7C
Level 7

Speaker Details: 

Dr Xavier Coumoul
Professor of Toxicology and Cell Signaling
Universite Paris Descartes

Speaker Details: 

Dr Etienne Blanc Assoc
Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Universite Paris Descartes


The Aryl-hydrocarbon-Receptor (AhR) is among the most important receptors which bind pollutants regulating xenobiotic-metabolizing-enzymes. The AhR-signaling-pathway has also been linked to a higher risk of chronic-liver diseases, and to the regulation of myelination in the developing central nervous system. This identifies the AhR as a potentially-relevant drug target for demyelinating diseases.


Assoc Prof Joshua Gooley
Principal Investigator