Marjolein C A Schaap

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Mitophagy is central to mitochondrial and cellular homeostasis and operates via the PINK1/Parkin pathway targeting mitochondria devoid of membrane potential (ΔΨm) to autophagosomes. Although mitophagy is recognized as a fundamental cellular process, selective pharmacologic modulators of mitophagy are almost nonexistent. We developed a compound that(More)
Inhibitors of the Keap1-Nrf2 protein-protein interaction (PPI) have been proposed as potential anti-inflammatory and cancer chemopreventive agents. Such compounds have the potential to increase the intracellular concentrations of Nrf2 in a reversible manner and consequently increase the expression of a battery of gene products with antioxidant response(More)
The transcription factor Nrf2 regulates the expression of a large network of cytoprotective and metabolic enzymes and proteins. Compounds that directly and reversibly inhibit the interaction between Nrf2 and its main negative regulator Keap1 are potential pharmacological agents for a range of disease types including neurodegenerative conditions and cancer.(More)
One of the strategies proposed for the chemoprevention of degenerative diseases and cancer involves upregulation of antioxidant and free radical detoxification gene products by increasing the intracellular concentration of the transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2). This can be achieved by disrupting the interaction between(More)
Cancer chemoprevention is an important strategy to prevent, reverse, or suppress the development of cancer. One of the target pathways that has emerged in recent years is the Keap1-Nrf2-ARE system that regulates the protection of cells against various carcinogens and their metabolites. Increased concentrations of the redox transcription factor nuclear(More)
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