Makito Naoi

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An endogenous dopaminergic neurotoxin, N-methyl(R)salsolinol, was found to induce apoptosis in human dopaminergic SH-SY5Y cells by step-wise activation of apoptotic cascade; collapse in mitochondrial(More)
N-Methyl(R)salsolinol was found to be an endogenous dopaminergic neurotoxin inducing parkinsonism in rodents and to increase in the cerebrospinal fluid of parkinsonian patients. The amounts of(More)
Dopamine-derived 1-methyl-6,7-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline (salsolinol, Sal) and related compounds were examined for their selective neurotoxicity to dopamine neurons by injection into(More)
Propargylamine derivatives, rasagiline and (–)deprenyl, are anti-Parkinson agents and protect neurons from cell death as shown by in vivo and in vitro experiments. The studies on the chemical(More)