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Following our identification of PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1) gene mutations in PARK6-linked Parkinson's disease (PD), we have recently reported that PINK1 protein localizes to Lewy bodies (LBs) in PD brains. We have used a cellular model system of LBs, namely induction of aggresomes, to determine how a mitochondrial protein, such as PINK1, can(More)
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are a novel nanocarriers with interesting physical and chemical properties. Here we investigate the ability of amino-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs-NH3(+)) to cross the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) in vitro using a co-culture BBB model comprising primary porcine brain endothelial cells (PBEC) and primary rat(More)
Hereditary autophagic vacuolar myopathy (AVM) may occur in several diseases including the rimmed vacuolar myopathies, acid maltase deficiency, Danon disease, infantile autophagic vacuolar myopathy and X-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy (XMEA). In the latter three conditions the vacuoles are lined by membranes with sarcolemmal features. We present(More)
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