Masanori Ookubo

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Emerging evidence shows a beneficial effect of estrogens for Parkinson's disease, yet the exact potency of these compounds implicated remain obscured. In this study, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of 17beta-estradiol and estrone against 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced striatal toxicity in mice. The neuroprotective(More)
The VLDL receptor, a newly identified lipoprotein receptor, recognizes apoE containing lipoproteins. The human VLDL receptor was overexpressed in 1d1A-7, a mutant Chinese hamster ovary cells lacking LDL receptors. Each VLDL obtained from a normolipidemic subject with two epsilon3 or epsilon2 alleles similarly competed for the binding of radiolabeled rabbit(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of gender difference in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated animal model of Parkinson's disease (PD). In the present study, we investigated the time-dependent alterations of dopamine and its metabolites, striatal tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) protein, dopamine transporter (DAT)(More)
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