Juan Perucho4
Rosa M Solano2
Maria Jose Casarejos2
Maria J Casarejos2
Maria Angeles Mena2
4Juan Perucho
2Rosa M Solano
2Maria Jose Casarejos
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Cannabinoids are neuroprotective in models of neurodegenerative dementias. Their effects are mostly mediated through CB1 and CB2 receptor-dependent modulation of excitotoxicity, inflammation, oxidative stress, and other processes. We tested the effects of Sativex®, a mixture of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, acting on both CB1 and CB2 receptors,(More)
There is a great interest in the environmental and genetic factors which modify the risk of Alzheimer's disease since the manipulation of these factors could help to change the prevalence and natural course of this disease. Among the first group, anesthesia and surgery have been considered as risk enhancers, based mostly on "in vitro" experiments and(More)
The physiological role of huntingtin and the pathogenic mechanisms that produce the disease are unknown. Mutant huntingtin changes its normal localization and produces cytoplasmic and intranuclear inclusions, changes gene transcription, alters synaptic transmission, impairs mitochondrial activity and activates caspases and other pro-apoptotic molecules,(More)
Estrogens are considered neurotrophic for dopamine neurons. Parkinson's disease is more frequent in males than in females, and more prevalent in females with short reproductive life. Estrogens are neuroprotective against neurotoxic agents for dopamine neurons in vivo and in vitro. Here, we have investigated the role of estrogens in wild-type (WT) and parkin(More)
Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive motor, cognitive and psychiatric deficits, associated with predominant loss of striatal neurons and is caused by polyglutamine expansion in the huntingtin protein. Mutant huntingtin protein and its fragments are resistant to protein degradation and produce a blockade of(More)
A fundamental challenge for organisms is how to focus on perceptual information relevant to current goals while remaining able to respond to goal-irrelevant stimuli that signal potential threat. Here, we studied how visual threat signals influence the effects of goal-directed spatial attention on the retinotopic distribution of processing resources in early(More)
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