M. A. Nikolaev

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A link between lysosomal storage diseases (LSDs) and neurodegenerative disorders associated with accumulation of presynaptic protein alpha-synuclein has been shown. Particularly, Gaucher disease (GD) patients with a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase (GBA) and carriers of GBA mutations are at increased risk of Parkinson's disease (PD). It(More)
Alpha-synuclein oligomerization plays a key role in the development of Parkinson's disease (PD). Being the most common genetic contributor to PD, glucocerebrosidase 1 (GBA) mutations have been associated with decreased GBA enzymatic activity in PD patients with mutations in the GBA gene (GBA-PD). However, it is unknown whether the activities of other(More)
Impaired metabolism of α-synuclein (SNCA) and its aggregation are key molecular events underlying Parkinson’s disease (PD). Emerging data show that there is a connection between PD and the gene locus containing the SNCA gene. Meta-analyses have demonstrated a highly significant PD connection with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs356165 (A/G) and(More)
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