Sathyanarayanan Rajagopal

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Excessive release of Zn(2+) in the brain is implicated in the progression of acute brain injuries. Although several signaling cascades have been reported to be involved in Zn(2+)-induced neurotoxicity, a potential contribution of tyrosine phosphatases in this process has not been well explored. Here we show that exposure to high concentrations of Zn(2+) led(More)
The striatal-enriched phosphatase (STEP) is a component of the NMDA-receptor-mediated excitotoxic signaling pathway, which plays a key role in ischemic brain injury. Using neuronal cultures and a rat model of ischemic stroke, we show that STEP plays an initial role in neuroprotection, during the insult, by disrupting the p38 MAPK pathway. Degradation of(More)
The STriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase (STEP) is involved in the etiology of several age-associated neurologic disorders linked to oxidative stress and is also known to play a role in neuroprotection by modulating glutamatergic transmission. However, the possible effect of aging on STEP level and activity in the brain is still unclear. In this study,(More)
Homocysteine, a metabolite of the methionine cycle has been reported to play a role in neurotoxicity through activation of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDAR)-mediated signaling pathway. The proposed mechanisms associated with homocysteine-NMDAR-induced neurotoxicity involve a unique signaling pathway that triggers a crosstalk between extracellular(More)
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