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Exposure to ethanol during early development triggers severe neuronal death by activating multiple stress pathways and causes neurological disorders, such as fetal alcohol effects or fetal alcohol syndrome. This study investigated the effect of ethanol on intracellular events that predispose developing neurons for apoptosis via calcium-mediated signaling.(More)
The cerebellar cortex is a well described structure that provides unique opportunities for studying neuronal properties and development. Of the cerebellar neuronal types (granule cells, Purkinje cells and inhibitory interneurons), granule neurons are by far the most numerous and are the most abundant type of neurons in the mammalian brain. In rodents,(More)
INTRODUCTION Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is the pivotal hormone in the hypothalamopituitary gonadal axis. Recently, localization of extrahypothalamic GnRHs and GnRH receptors has been made in several organs but not in the bladder. We studied the extrahypothalamic GnRH and GnRH receptor in bladder cancer epithelia, and the role of GnRH on bladder(More)
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that leads to neuronal excitability and provoke various forms of cellular reorganization in the brain. In this study, we investigate the anti-convulsant and neuroprotective effects of thymoquinone (TQ) and vitamin C against pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced generalized seizures. Epileptic seizures were induced in(More)
Advancements in distributed computing and Internet technologies: trends and issues / Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Mukaddim Pathan and Hae Young Lee, editors. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: " This book compiles recent research trends and practical issues in the fields of distributed computing and Internet technologies, providing(More)
AKAP12 (A-Kinase anchoring protein 12) is a protein kinase C substrate and a potential tumor suppressor. AKAP12 is down-regulated by several oncogenes and strongly suppressed in various cancers including prostate, ovarian and breast cancers. AKAP12 acts as a regulator of mitogenesis by anchoring key signal proteins such as PKA, PKC, and cyclins. In this(More)
Exposure to alcohol during the early stages of brain development can lead to neurological disorders in the CNS. Apoptotic neurodegeneration due to ethanol exposure is a main feature of alcoholism. Exposure of developing animals to alcohol (during the growth spurt period in particular) elicits apoptotic neuronal death and causes fetal alcohol effects (FAE)(More)
The pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) include amyloid beta (Aβ) accumulation, neurofibrillary tangle formation, synaptic dysfunction and neuronal loss. In this study, we investigated the neuroprotection of novel osmotin, a plant protein extracted from Nicotiana tabacum that has been considered to be a homolog of mammalian adiponectin. Here,(More)
Here, we investigated the possible involvement of gamma-aminobutyric acid B1 receptor (GABAB1R) in mediating the protective effects of black soybean anthocyanins against ethanol-induced apoptosis in prenatal hippocampal neurons because GABARs are known to play an important role in the development of central nervous system. Treatments were performed on(More)