In vitro scratch assay: a convenient and inexpensive method for analysis of cell migration in vitro.
In PLoS ONE, 2006
... CA), actin, phospho-Akt, Akt and PTEN antibodies (Santa Cruz, CA), Caspase-9 antibody (Millipore, Billerica, MA), DJ-1 antibody (MBL International, Woburn, MA), HRP ...
Parkinson's disease proteins: Novel mitochondrial targets for cardioprotection.
Singapore, Singapore. In Pharmacol Ther, Dec 2015
In dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra, these PD proteins, which include Parkin, PINK1, DJ-1, LRRK2, and α-synuclein, play essential roles in preventing cell death-through maintaining normal mitochondrial function, protecting against oxidative stress, mediating mitophagy, and preventing apoptosis.
Animal models of Parkinson's disease: An updated overview.
Marseille, France. In Rev Neurol (paris), Nov 2015
"Classic" models are based on neurotoxins that selectively target catecholaminergic neurons (such as 6-hydroxydopamine, 1-methyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropiridine, agricultural pesticides, etc.), while more recent models employ genetic manipulations that either introduce mutations similar to those find in familial cases of PD (α-synuclein, DJ-1, PINK1, Parkin, etc.) or selectively disrupt nigrostriatal neurons (MitoPark, Pitx3, Nurr1, etc.).
Common mechanisms of onset of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Japan. In Biol Pharm Bull, 2014
In this review, I summarize our findings indicating the common mechanisms of onset between cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on genes such as DJ-1 and Myc-Modulator 1 (MM-1) and signaling pathways that contribute to the onset and pathogenesis of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Mitochondria in the aetiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease.
London, United Kingdom. In Lancet Neurol, 2008
The proteins that are associated with familial PD--PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1), DJ-1, alpha-synuclein, leucine-rich repeat kinase 2, and, possibly, parkin--are either mitochondrial proteins or are associated with mitochondria, and all interface with the pathways of oxidative stress and free radical damage.
London, United Kingdom. In Lancet, 2006
Recently identified nuclear gene mutations of mitochondrial proteins include mutations of frataxin causing Friedreich's ataxia, PINK1, DJ1 causing Parkinson's disease and POLG causing infantile mtDNA depletion syndrome, ophthalmoplegia, parkinsonism, male subfertility and, in a transgenic mouse model, premature senescence.