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Cholinergic deficits originated from NGF metabolism disruption, represent one of the early changes in Alzheimer's disease, where abnormal deposition of β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) and phosphorylated Tau define the neuropathological hallmarks of the disorder. A failure in NGF maturation can promote pro-apoptotic pathway activation, through p75 receptor; while(More)
Phosphorylation of α-synuclein (aSyn) on serine 129 is one of the major post-translation modifications found in Lewy bodies, the typical pathological hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. Here, we found that both PLK2 and PLK3 phosphorylate aSyn on serine 129 in yeast. However, only PLK2 increased aSyn cytotoxicity and the percentage of cells presenting(More)
Several lines of evidence indicate that perturbed cellular Ca2+ homeostasis may play a prominent role in synaptic dysfunction and neuronal death in Alzheimer's disease (AD), suggesting a potential benefit of drugs capable to stabilize Ca2+ homeostasis. We here investigated the effects of a panel of L-type Ca2+ channel antagonists on the secretion of the(More)
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