Man-Li Zhong

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Prior work has shown that iron interacts with hyperphosphorylated tau, which contributes to the formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in Alzheimer's disease (AD), whereas iron chelator desferrioxamine (DFO) slows down the clinical progression of the cognitive decline associated with this disease. However, the effects of DFO on tau phosphorylation in(More)
Zinc is abundant in most endocrine cell types, and plays a pivotal role in the synthesis and secretion of many hormones. Recent studies have demonstrated the expression of numerous zinc transporter (ZnT) family members in the pancreas, thyroid, and adrenal glands, suggesting a role for ZnTs in regulating cellular zinc homeostasis in endocrine cells.(More)
The widely recognized neuroprotective effect of iron chelators is contributed by their ability to prevent reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation via the Fenton reaction, which sequesters redox-active Fe. An additional neuroprotective mechanism of iron-chelating compounds is to regulate the transcriptional activator hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α). In(More)
Zinc is essential for female reproduction and it plays a role in sexual development, ovulation, menstruation and estrous cycles. Zinc deficiency may lead to female reproductive system dysfunction. The present study aimed to investigate the expression and distribution patterns of free zinc and the members of zinc transporter (ZnT) family, with zinc(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that an abnormal accumulation of iron in the substantia nigra (SN) is one of the defining characteristics of Parkinson's disease (PD). Accordingly, the potential neuroprotection of Fe chelators is widely acknowledged for the treatment of PD. Although desferrioxamine (DFO), an iron chelator widely used in clinical settings, has(More)
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