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Recognition of injured mitochondria for degradation by macroautophagy is essential for cellular health, but the mechanisms remain poorly understood. Cardiolipin is an inner mitochondrial membrane phospholipid. We found that rotenone, staurosporine, 6-hydroxydopamine and other pro-mitophagy stimuli caused externalization of cardiolipin to the mitochondrial(More)
Oxidative stress may contribute to many pathophysiologic changes that occur after traumatic brain injury. In the current study, contemporary methods of detecting oxidative stress were used in a rodent model of traumatic brain injury. The level of the stable product derived from peroxidation of arachidonyl residues in phospholipids, 8-epi-prostaglandin(More)
Cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) is believed to induce neuronal oxidative stress via production of radicals. While oxygen radicals are not directly involved in COX-2-catalytic cycle, superoxide anion radicals have been repeatedly reported to play a critical role in COX-2-associated oxidative stress. To resolve the controversy, we characterized production of free(More)
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) activity has been implicated in the pathogenesis of ischemic injury, but the exact mechanisms responsible for its toxicity remain unclear. Infection of primary neurons with an adenovirus expressing wild type (WT) COX-2 increased the susceptibility of neurons to hypoxia. Infection with an adenoviral vector expressing COX-2 with a(More)
We report a novel approach for the attachment of DNA fragments to the surface of live cells. By using fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry we demonstrated that our synthetic conjugates of fatty acid with oligonucleotides can be incorporated in plasma membrane and then hybridized with complementary sequences at the cell surface. Method permits to(More)
Parkinson's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons, likely associated with dysregulation of oxidation of catechols, such as dopamine (DA) and 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA), and resulting in oxidative stress. The involvement of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease has been suggested. However, specific(More)
Subfraction with a molecular weight >250 kDa isolated from porcine skin and inhibiting the proliferation of A431 human carcinoma epidermoid cells was purifi ed by DEAE 32 anion exchange chromatography with NaCl concentration step-gradient. The effects of the initial subfraction and fractions obtained by separation in DEAE 32 on the proliferation of A431(More)
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