Serguei Skatchkov

Distinguished Research Professor
Ph.D. 1990, Saint Petersburg State University
ORCID #0000-0002-3698-2419

Academic Department(s)
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Physiology

Research Area
Neurobiology-Neuronal Glial Networks

Research Interest
Glial participation in regulation of neuronal signaling andneuronal communication.
Polyamine and ATP release from glial cells to neuronal network.

Dr. Skatchkov’s current research focuses on the mechanisms of spermine (SPM) transport and the effects of SPM in the glial-neuronal network. SPM is reported to be neuroprotective. SPM is released in whole brain from unknown sources during neuronal activity. Dr. Skatchkov’s data indicate that endogenous SPM is predominantly stored in glial cells, not in neurons, but the enzymes that synthesize SPM are lacking in glial cells.


IBRO GLIA Workshop 2013

Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel  (787) 798-3001 ext. 2035