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OBJECTIVE Mounting evidence suggests that α-synuclein, a major protein component of Lewy bodies (LB), may be responsible for initiating and spreading the pathological process in Parkinson disease (PD). Supporting this concept, intracerebral inoculation of synthetic recombinant α-synuclein fibrils can trigger α-synuclein pathology in mice. However, it(More)
We have previously suggested that protein kinase C (PKC) contributes to persistent pain in the formalin test. This study compared the effects of pharmacological inhibition of PKC with either GF 109203X or chelerythrine on persistent pain following noxious chemical stimulation with its effects on mechanical hyperalgesia, which develops in the hindpaw(More)
Aged memory-impaired (AI) and unimpaired (AU) 24-25-month-old Long-Evans rats were used to investigate the integrity of various cholinergic markers during normal aging and to establish if alterations can possibly relate to cognitive disabilities. AI and AU rats were classified on the basis of their performance in the Morris swim maze task. Choline(More)
Investigations of the functional integrity of receptor-mediated signal transduction are crucial to the understanding of the biochemical cascade underlying memory deficits and neurodegenerative processes of normal and pathological aging. In order to evaluate possible alterations in intracellular transduction components in aging, we studied two groups of 24-(More)
A lesion of the entorhinal cortex produces a loss of more than 80% of the synapses in the outer molecular layer of the hippocampus in the rat. However, this synaptic loss is transient. Beginning a few days after denervation, new synapses are formed, virtually replacing the lost inputs within two months. Synaptic remodelling induced by entorhinal cortex(More)
It is well established that the inositol lipids mediate signal transduction in several cellular populations. Many neurotransmitters, hormones and growth factors act at plasma membrane receptors to induce the hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositols and hence the generation of various inositol phosphates (IP). The best known member of this family is 1,4,5-IP3,(More)
Monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) are membrane carriers for lactate and ketone bodies. Three isoforms, MCT1, MCT2 and MCT4, have been described in the central nervous system but little information is available about the regulation of their expression in relation to altered metabolic and/or nutritional conditions. We show here that brains of mice fed on a(More)
MCT2 is the major neuronal monocarboxylate transporter (MCT) that allows the supply of alternative energy substrates such as lactate to neurons. Recent evidence obtained by electron microscopy has demonstrated that MCT2, like alpha-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid (AMPA) receptors, is localized in dendritic spines of glutamatergic(More)
Insulin-like growth factor II/mannose-6-phosphate (IGF II/Man-6-P) receptors participate in the trafficking of lysosomal enzymes and also in the transduction of the effects of the growth factor via transmembrane-anchored receptor protein. During ligand-induced endocytosis, this receptor interacts with clathrin-associated protein (AP-2) which can lead to(More)
Entorhinal cortex lesioning (ECL) produces a loss of more than 80% of the synapses in the outer molecular layer of the hippocampus. However, the loss of synapses is transient. Beginning a few days after denervation, new synapses are formed, virtually replacing the lost inputs within 2 months. Synaptic remodelling induced by ECL is associated with specific(More)