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.
Commensal bacteria direct selective cargo sorting to promote symbiosis.
Beijing, China. In Nat Immunol, Sep 2015
Here we report that in mice symbiotic bacteria directed selective cargo sorting in Paneth cells to promote symbiosis through Nod2, a cytosolic bacterial sensor, and the multifunctional protein kinase LRRK2, both encoded by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-associated genes.
The associations between Parkinson's disease and cancer: the plot thickens.
Boston, United States. In Transl Neurodegener, Dec 2014
This positive association has been supported by several common genetic mutations in SNCA, PARK2, PARK8, ATM, p53, PTEN, and MC1R resulting in cellular changes such as mitochondrial dysfunction, aberrant protein aggregation, and cell cycle dysregulation.
Multiplying messages LRRK beneath Parkinson disease.
Ann Arbor, United States. In Cell, May 2014
link PD protein leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) to abnormalities of translational control, a pathogenic mechanism implicated in an increasing number of CNS neurodegenerative diseases, as well as in normal aging.
Progressive degeneration of human neural stem cells caused by pathogenic LRRK2.
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Beijing, China. In Nature, 2012
We decided to evaluate nuclear organization in the context of ageing-associated disorders by focusing on a leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) dominant mutation (G2019S; glycine-to-serine substitution at amino acid 2019), which is associated with familial and sporadic Parkinson's disease as well as impairment of adult neurogenesis in mice.