Erik A. Miljan

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common age-related neurodegenerative disease and it is critical to develop models which recapitulate the pathogenic process including the effect of the ageing process. Although the pathogenesis of sporadic PD is unknown, the identification of the mendelian genetic factor PINK1 has provided new mechanistic insights. In order to(More)
Since their discovery in the 1940s, gangliosides have been associated with a number of biological processes, such as growth, differentiation, and toxin uptake. Hypotheses about regulation of these processes by gangliosides are based on indirect observations and lack a clear definition of their mechanisms within the cell. The first insights were provided(More)
Ganglioside GM3 inhibits epidermal growth factor (EGF)-dependent cell proliferation in a variety of cell lines. Both in vitro and in vivo, this glycosphingolipid inhibits the kinase activity of the EGF receptor (EGFR). Furthermore, membrane preparations containing EGFR can bind to GM3-coated surfaces. These data suggest that GM3 may interact directly with(More)
The T-domain transcription factors, Tbx5 and Tbx4, play important roles in vertebrate limb and heart development. To identify interacting and potential Tbx-regulating proteins, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screen with the C-terminal domain of Tbx5 as bait. We identified a new PDZ-LIM protein composed of one N-terminal PDZ and three C-terminal LIM(More)
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