Marie-Elise Martin

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Degeneration of dopaminergic neurones during Parkinson's disease is most extensive in the subpopulation of melanized-neurones located in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Neuromelanin is a dark pigment produced in the dopaminergic neurones of the human substantia nigra and has the ability to bind a variety of metal ions, especially iron. Post-mortem(More)
Dopaminergic neurones degenerate during Parkinson's disease and cell loss is most extensive in the subpopulation of melanized neurones located in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Iron accumulation, together with a lack of up-regulation of the iron-storing protein, ferritin, has been reported and may contribute to increased oxidative stress in this(More)
Corticosterone significantly increases the incorporation of [3H]leucine into specific cytosol protein(s) isolated from in vitro hippocampal slices prepared from adult male albino rats. The present study showed that in slices coincubated with glucocorticoid plus a protein synthesis inhibitor (1 mM-cycloheximide), no such enhancement of amino acid(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with an array of signs and symptoms and motor fluctuations. In addition, treatments such as levodopa and dopamine agonists are associated with side-effects that impact the same health domains as disease symptomatology. To comprehensively and sensitively assess drug therapies in respect of disease symptoms and(More)
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