Amanda J Mishizen

Learn More
Aberrant aggregation of alpha-synuclein (alpha-syn) to form fibrils and insoluble aggregates has been implicated in the pathogenic processes of many neurodegenerative diseases. Despite the dramatic effects of dopamine in inhibiting the formation of alpha-syn fibrils by stabilization of oligomeric intermediates in cell-free systems, no studies have examined(More)
Dopamine oxidation has been previously demonstrated to cause dysfunction in mitochondrial respiration and membrane permeability, possibly related to covalent modification of critical proteins by the reactive dopamine quinone. However, specific mitochondrial protein targets have not been identified. In this study, we utilized proteomic techniques to identify(More)
Aberrant aggregation of ␣-synuclein (␣-syn) to form fibrils and insoluble aggregates has been implicated in the pathogenic processes of many neurodegenerative diseases. Despite the dramatic effects of dopamine in inhibiting the formation of ␣-syn fibrils by stabilization of oligomeric intermediates in cell-free systems, no studies have examined the effects(More)
Striatal neurons grown in low density culture on serum-free media and in the absence of glia die within 3 days of plating. In this study, we sought to determine the mechanism of cell death (e.g., apoptosis) and whether trophic influences, such as, growth factors, neurotransmitters, antioxidants or KCl-mediated depolarization could improve their survival. We(More)
Immunocytochemical techniques were employed to examine the changes in the GABA receptor subunits beta2/3 within the dentate gyrus of the rat brain 1, 3, 7, 14, 30 and 90 days after a unilateral perforant pathway lesion. Three days post-lesion we observed a decrease in beta2/3 immunolabeling in the inner molecular layer of the dentate gyrus followed by a(More)
Immunocytochemical techniques were employed to examine the changes in immunolabeling of the alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoaxolepropionate (AMPA) receptor subunits GluR1 and GluR2/3 within the dentate gyrus 1, 3, 7, 14, 30, and 90 days after a unilateral perforant pathway lesion in the rat brain. Completeness of the lesion was confirmed following(More)
  • 1