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The serum response factor (SRF) is a key regulator of neural development and cellular plasticity, which enables it to act as a regulator of long-term adaptations in neurons. Here we performed a comprehensive analysis of SRF function in the murine dopamine system. We found that loss of SRF in dopaminoceptive, but not dopaminergic, neurons is responsible for(More)
cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) and the related factors CREM (cAMP response element modulator) and ATF1 (activation transcription factor 1) are bZIP-domain-containing transcription factors activated through cAMP and other signaling pathways. The disruption of CREB function in developing and mature neurons affects their development and survival(More)
The nucleolus represents an essential stress sensor for the cell. However, the molecular consequences of nucleolar damage and their possible link with neurodegenerative diseases remain to be elucidated. Here, we show that nucleolar damage is present in both genders in Parkinson's disease (PD) and in the pharmacological PD model induced by the neurotoxin(More)
Transcription of rRNA genes is essential for maintaining nucleolar integrity, a hallmark for the healthy state and proliferation rate of a cell. Inhibition of rRNA synthesis leads to disintegration of the nucleolus, elevated levels of p53, and induction of cell suicide, identifying the nucleolus as a critical stress sensor. Whether deregulation of rRNA(More)
231 cobalt-chromium metal-on-metal (METASUL design) retrieved articulations (297 retrieved components) were examined for their in vivo wear behaviour. A running-in period of about one year is observed where the in vivo wear rate for the whole articulation is approximately 35 m/year. After this running-in period, the measured in vivo wear rate of the whole(More)
The high susceptibility of dopaminergic (DA) neurons to cellular stress is regarded as a primary cause of Parkinson's disease. Here we investigate the role of the serum response factor (SRF), an important regulator of anti-apoptotic responses, for the survival of DA neurons in mice. We show that loss of SRF in DA neurons does not affect their viability and(More)
It is suggested that striatal cAMP responsive element binding protein (CREB) regulates sensitivity to psychostimulants. To test the cell-specificity of this hypothesis we examined the effects of a dominant-negative CREB protein variant expressed in dopamine receptor D1 (D1R) neurons on cocaine-induced behaviors. A transgenic mouse strain was generated by(More)
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