Henryk Jeśko

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It is suggested that the fibrillar amyloid beta peptide (A beta) in brain plays a direct role in neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease, probably through activation of reactive oxygen species formation. Free radicals and numerous neurotoxins elicit DNA damage that subsequently activates poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP, EC 2.4.2.30). In this study the(More)
Our previous studies indicated that Alzheimer's disease (AD) related amyloid beta peptide (Abeta) significantly altered muscarinic cholinergic receptor (mChR) signaling on the level of G protein regulated phospholipase C (PLC) leading to the lower formation of inositol-1,4,5-triphosphate (IP3) and diacylglycerol (DAG). Recent studies indicated that poly(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) plays important roles in aging and neurodegeneration. Our previous results indicated that aging differently affects NOS isoforms. Expression of nNOS mRNA was lower while iNOS was absent at any age. However, total NO synthesis increased in aged cerebral cortex and cerebellum as a consequence of changes of nNOS phosphorylation state. The(More)
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) is a conserved enzyme involved in the regulation of DNA repair and genome stability. The role of PARP during aging is not well known. In this study PARP activity was investigated in nuclear fractions from hippocampus, cerebellum, and cerebral cortex of adult (4 months), old adult (14 months) and aged (24-27 months) rats.(More)
Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) plays important roles in the regulation of glycogen and protein synthesis. In Alzheimer's disease it is responsible for hyperphosphorylation of tau. However, the role of GSK-3beta in brain aging and in neurodegenerative diseases is not fully elucidated. Our aim was to determine the protein level of GSK-3beta and its(More)
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