Role of hexokinase and VDAC in neurological disorders.
Pirassununga, Brazil. In Curr Mol Pharmacol, Feb 2016
Moreover VDAC1 expression level is elevated in cerebellum of patients with Down ´s syndrome, while in Alzheimer ´s disease, VDAC1 levels are decreased in frontal cortex and VDAC2 elevated in temporal cortex.
Moonlighting proteins in sperm-egg interactions.
In Biochem Soc Trans, 2014
We identified proteins already described in human spermatozoa, but implicated in different metabolic pathways such as glycolytic enzymes [phosphokinase type 3 (PK3), enolase 1 (ENO1), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), aldolase A (ALDOA) and triose phosphate isomerase (TPI)], detoxification enzymes [GST Mu (GSTM) and phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx) 4], ion channels [voltage-dependent anion channel 2 (VDAC2)] or structural proteins (outer dense fibre 2).
VDAC phosphorylation, a lipid sensor influencing the cell fate.
Montréal, Canada. In Mitochondrion, 2014
In the recent past, major efforts focused on VDAC1 channel function and regulation by calcium and reactive oxygen species, and comparatively, fewer studies have been undertaken on VDAC2 and 3 and their pathophysiological involvement.