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.
London, United Kingdom. In Pharmacol Ther, 16 Nov 2015
In dopaminergic neurons of the substantial 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.
Analysis of the genetic variability in Parkinson's disease from Southern Spain.
Granada, Spain. In Neurobiol Aging, 08 Nov 2015
Genetic analysis was performed through a next-generation sequencing panel to screen 8 PD-related genes (LRRK2, SNCA, PARKIN, PINK1, DJ-1, VPS35, GBA, and GCH1) in EOPD and FPD groups and direct Sanger sequencing of GBA exons 8-11 and LRRK2 exons 31 and 41 in the LOPD group.
Animal models of Parkinson's disease: An updated overview.
Marseille, France. In Rev Neurol (paris), 03 Oct 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.).
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.