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The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential contribution of genetic variants in the estrogen receptor beta gene to the aetiology of Parkinson's disease (PD). Several lines of evidence from human and animal studies suggest a protective role for estrogen in PD. Recently the estrogen receptor beta subtype was reported to be an important mediator(More)
Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) has been detected in brain regions which are of relevance for the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, such as the substantia nigra (SN). Furthermore, CYP2E1 is known to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS), toxic molecules which have been implicated in the pathogenesis of the disease. We have previously reported that(More)
The physiological role of somatodendritic dopamine release in the rat substantia nigra was evaluated with a combination of dual probe microdialysis and simultaneous motor performance tests on an accelerating rod. Three main findings support a modulating influence of somatodendritic dopamine release on motor coordination. (1) The rod performance tests were(More)
Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1), which inter alia is located in dopamine containing neurons in the substantia nigra, has been hypothesized to be of importance for the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD), either by its production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) or by its capability to detoxify putative neurotoxins. Numerous polymorphisms in the coding(More)
BACKGROUND Alcohol dehydrogenases (ADHs) may be involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders because of their multiple roles in detoxification pathways and retinoic acid synthesis. In a previous study, significant association of an ADH class IV allele with Parkinson disease (PD) was found in a Swedish sample. PATIENTS The previously(More)
Previously published papers were reproduced with kind permission from the publishers. Introduction: The enzyme cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) has been found in dopamine (DA) containing brain regions that are of relevance for Parkinson's disease (PD), and is known to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS), toxic molecules that have been implicated in the(More)
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