Hanock Elkon

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One of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease (PD) is pathological structure, termed Lewy body, containing inclusions of ubiquitinated proteins in the dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. The mechanism leading to the formation of these aggregates is unclear, although it has been shown that mutations in alpha-synuclein or in the ubiquitin-related(More)
Alpha-synuclein, a presynaptic protein, was found to be the major component in the Lewy bodies (LB) in both inherited and sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD). Furthermore, rare mutations of alpha-synuclein cause autosomal-dominant PD. However, it is unknown how alpha-synuclein is involved in the pathogenesis of nigral degeneration in PD. In this study, we(More)
α-synuclein, a presynaptic protein, was found to be the major component in the Lewy bodies (LB) in both inherited and sporadic Parkinson’s disease (PD). Furthermore, rare mutations of α-synuclein cause autosomal-dominant PD. However, it is unknown how α-synuclein is involved in the pathogenesis of nigral degeneration in PD. In this study, we examine the(More)
Neurodegenerative processes are generally characterized by the long-lasting course of neuronal death and the selectivity of the neuronal population or brain structure involved in the lesion. Two main common forms of cell death that have been described in neurons as in other vertebrate tissues i.e., necrosis and apoptosis. Necrosis is the result of cellular(More)
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