Martin Meagher

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Mitochondrial defects within substantia nigra (SN) neurons are implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. SN neurons show increased mitochondrial defects, mitochondrial DNA deletion levels, and susceptibility to such dysfunction, although the role of mitochondria in neuronal degeneration remains uncertain. In this study, we addressed this(More)
Breakage of one strand of DNA is the most common form of DNA damage. Most damaged DNA termini require end-processing in preparation for ligation. The importance of this step is highlighted by the association of defects in the 3'-end processing enzyme tyrosyl DNA phosphodiesterase 1 (TDP1) and neurodegeneration and by the cytotoxic induction of(More)
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