Christopher G Heron

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The mode of cell death in Parkinson's disease (PD) substantia nigra is uncertain. However, evidence is accumulating that certain of the biochemical abnormalities present in PD nigra at the time of death may precipitate apoptosis. We have investigated the mode of death induced by complex I inhibition of dopaminergic cell cultures, and our results suggest(More)
It was possible to realize a salvaging in urgency in a building site into the enclosure of the Hôpital Avicenne in Bobigny (seine-Saint-Denis). Into ditches, traces of a native farm from the second century AC, near miscellaneous objects (pots, hatchets, fibules, pieces) was found twelve skeletons. In the ground, extracted between the wings of ilium of an(More)
We have studied the ability of various uptake blockers to protect the dopamine neuronal carrier labeled with [3H]GBR 12783 (1-[2-(diphenylmethoxy)ethyl]-4-(3-phenyl-2-(propenyl)-piperazine) against N-ethylmaleimide-induced alkylation, using membrane preparations obtained from rat striatum. Pure uptake inhibitors such as mazindol, pyrovalerone, nomifensine(More)
1. The NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase complex (Complex I) and the ubiquinol-cytochrome c oxidoreductase complex (Complex III) combine in a 1:1 molar ratio to give NADH-cytochrome c oxidoreductase (Complex I-Complex III). 2. Experiments on the inhibition of the NADH-cytochrome c oxidoreductase activity of mixtures of Complexes I and III by rotenone and(More)
At 20 degrees C, [3H]GBR 12783, {1-[2-(diphenylmethoxy)ethyl]4-(3-phenyl-2-([1-3H]propenyl)-pip era zine} dissociated from the dopamine neuronal carrier present in rat striatal membranes with a t1/2 value of 27 min. At this temperature, KCI, CaCl2 and MgCl2 increased the binding dissociation, revealing that they recognize a binding site which is not(More)
1. The endogenous phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine of Complexes I and III from bovine heart mitochondria may be completely replaced with 1,2-ditetradecanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine with at least partial retention of activity. 2. The lipid-replaced enzymes associate in 1:1 molar ratio to give a Complex I--III unit catalysing(More)
Here, we present a simple one-step fabrication methodology for nitrogen-doped (N-doped) nanoporous carbon membranes via annealing cellulose filter paper under NH3. We found that nitrogen doping (up to 10.3 at %) occurs during cellulose pyrolysis under NH3 at as low as 550 °C. At 700 °C or above, N-doped carbon further reacts with NH3, resulting in a large(More)
1. In the inner mitochondrial membrane, dehydrogenases and cytochromes appear to act independently of each other, and electron transport has been proposed to occur through a mobile pool of ubiquinone-10 molecules [Kröger & Klingenberg (1973) Eur. J. Biochem. 34, 358--368]. 2. Such behaviour can be restored to the interaction between purified Complex I and(More)