Irvens Fanélus

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Proteins are susceptible to numerous non-enzymatic post-translational modifications which occur both during normal aging and in neurodegenerative states. For instance, formation of abnormal L-isoaspartyl residues arising from both the deamidation of L-asparaginyl residues and the isomerization of L-aspartyl residues is a frequent chemical modification that(More)
The protein l-isoaspartyl methyltransferase (PIMT) repairs damaged aspartyl residues in proteins. It is commonly described as a cytosolic protein highly expressed in brain tissues. Here, we report that PIMT is an active monomeric as well as a multimeric protein in mitochondria isolated from neuroblastoma cells. Upon treatments with mitochondrial uncoupler(More)
Expression of the repair enzyme protein L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase (PIMT) has been reported to play important roles in brain. However, little is known about the regulation of PIMT expression following protein damage by oxidation in brain. Phenylarsine oxide (PAO) is an arsenical compound that alters proteins by forming disulfide bond with vicinal(More)
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