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We demonstrate that NGF couples the rate of degradation of long-lived proteins in sympathetic neurons to the rate of protein synthesis. Inhibiting protein synthesis rate by a specific percentage caused an almost equivalent percentage reduction in the degradation rate of long-lived proteins, indicating nearly 1:1 coupling between the two processes. The rate(More)
Continuous exposure of many types of neurons in cell culture to elevated concentrations of K+ greatly enhances their survival. This effect has been reported to be mediated by a sustained rise of cytoplasmic free Ca2+ concentration caused by influx of Ca2+ through voltage-gated channels activated by K(+)-induced chronic depolarization. In this report we(More)
Sympathetic neurons die by apoptosis when they are deprived of nerve growth factor (NGF). Activation of caspases by cytochrome c released from mitochondria is central to this death. In this report we present evidence that cellular redox state regulates cytochrome c redistribution in these neurons. An increase of mitochondrial-produced reactive oxygen(More)
The primary aim of this article is to provide an overview of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) detected in the environment, wildlife, and humans, and recommend clear, specific, and descriptive terminology, names, and acronyms for PFASs. The overarching objective is to unify and harmonize communication on PFASs by offering terminology for(More)
Chronic depolarization greatly increases the survival of many types of neurons in culture. In at least some cases this enhancement of survival consists of the suppression of programmed cell death, a type of death occurring in developing neurons deprived of sufficient neurotrophic factor support. Available evidence suggests that the effect of depolarization(More)
In this commentary, we discuss evidence suggesting that cytoplasmic free calcium concentration determines neurotrophic factor dependence. Developing sympathetic and neural crest-derived sensory neurons require nerve growth factor (NGF) for survival both in vivo and in vitro. Chronic depolarization of these cells in culture causes a modest sustained(More)
Half of all neurons produced during embryogenesis undergo apoptotic death shortly before birth or soon thereafter. Two cell culture models have been used extensively to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying apoptosis during neuronal development: (a) sympathetic neurons deprived of their required neurotrophic factor, nerve growth(More)
Rat sympathetic neurons undergo programmed cell death (PCD) in vitro and in vivo when they are deprived of nerve growth factor (NGF). Chronic depolarization of these neurons in cell culture with elevated concentrations of extracellular potassium ([K+]o) prevents this death. The effect of prolonged depolarization on neuronal survival is thought to be(More)
Cardiolipin, a lipid of the mitochondrial inner membrane, is lost from many types of cells during apoptotic death. Here we show that the cardiolipin content of nerve growth factor (NGF)-deprived rat sympathetic neurons undergoing apoptotic death in cell culture decreased before extensive loss of mitochondria from the cells. By 18-24 h after NGF deprivation,(More)