M. Benaissa

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The presence of iron in brain tissue in increased concentrations in Parkinson's disease cases, where it might be responsible for oxidative stress, and the parallel observation that the iron transporter lactoferrin (Lf) was present in increased amounts in surviving neurons, led us to study the synthesis of Lf in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease. In this(More)
Cysteine proteases continue to provide validated targets for treatment of human diseases. In neurodegenerative disorders, multiple cysteine proteases provide targets for enzyme inhibitors, notably caspases, calpains, and cathepsins. The reactive, active-site cysteine provides specificity for many inhibitor designs over other families of proteases, such as(More)
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