Johanna Vidal

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Temporal variation in the motor function of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients suggests the potential importance of a chronobiological and chronopharmacological approach in its clinical management. We previously documented the effects of striatal injection of 6-OHDA (as an animal model of PD) on the circadian rhythms of temperature (T), heart rate (HR), and(More)
Mitochondrial experiments are of increasing interest in different fields of research. Inhibition of mitochondrian activities seems to play a role in Parkinson's disease and in this regard several animal models have used inhibitors of mitochondrial respiration such as rotenone or MPTP. Most of these experiments were done during the daytime. However, there is(More)
The search for proteasome inhibitors began fifteen years ago. These inhibitors proved to be powerful tools for investigating many important cellular processes regulated by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway. Targeting the proteasome pathway can also lead to new treatments for disorders like cancer, muscular dystrophies, inflammation and immune diseases. This(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of melatonin on the daily rhythms of temperature, heart rate and locomotor activity in rats that received subcutaneously a continuous infusion of two different doses e.g. 1 and 5 mg/kg per day for seven days. Our results indicate that melatonin does not induce a loss of the daily rhythmicity of(More)
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