Gila Maor

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In order to establish whether the antioxidant and iron-chelating activities of R-apomorphine (R-APO), a D(1)-D(2) receptor agonist, may contribute to its neuroprotective property, its S-isomer, which is not a dopamine agonist, was studied. The neuroprotective property of R- and S-APO has been studied in the MPTP model of Parkinson's disease (PD). Both S-APO(More)
One of the prominent pathological features of Parkinson's disease (PD) is the abnormal accumulation of iron in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc), in the reactive microglia, and in association with neuromelanin, within the melanin-containing dopamine (DA) neurons. Lewy body, the morphological hallmark of PD, is composed of lipids, redox-active iron,(More)
Recently, we reported specific brain gene expression changes in the chronic MPTP model inthe late stage of degeneration, employing cDNA expression array, which indicate a "domino" cascade of events involved in neuronal cell death. In an attempt to elucidate early gene expression profile in the region of the substantia nigra (SN) and the striatum of acute(More)
IFN-␥-inducible protein 10 (IP-10) is a CXC chemokine that is thought to manifest a proinflammatory role because it stimulates the directional migration of activated T cells, particularly Th1 cells. It is an open question whether this chemokine is also directly involved in T cell polarization. We show here that during the course of adjuvant-induced(More)
The presence of an uptake system and a functional glycine receptor in adrenal medulla chromaffin cells was investigated using an autoradiographic technique in adrenal gland slices. Specific 3[H]glycine binding was observed in both adrenal cortex and medulla slices, while only specific binding of [3H]strychnine was seen only in chromaffin cells and was not(More)
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