Miriam Ruberg

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Autosomal-recessive forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (ARCMT) account for less than 10% of the families in the European CMT population but are more frequent in the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East because of more widespread consanguinity. Until now, demyelinating ARCMT was more extensively studied at the genetic level than the axonal form. Since 1999, the(More)
Heterocyclic dopamine surrogates of types 5 and 7 were synthesized and investigated for their dopaminergic properties. The enantiomerically pure biphenylcarboxamide (S)-5a displayed an outstanding K(i) of 27 pM at the agonist-labeled D(3) receptor and significant selectivity over the D(2) subtype. Measurement of [(35)S]GTPγS incorporation in the presence of(More)
Mutations in the parkin gene cause autosomal-recessive early-onset parkinsonism as a result of the degeneration of mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons. In cell culture models, parkin expression has been shown to protect against cell death mediated by the sphingolipid ceramide. To determine whether the antiapoptotic effect of parkin involves changes in gene(More)
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