Shanker Datt Joshi

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by the degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc). Activation of the mixed lineage kinase and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) has been reported in models of PD. Our focus was to discern whether distinct pathways were activated in(More)
Incidence of Parkinson's disease (PD) is lower in women compared to men (1:1.46), which is reflected in animal models. However, precise mechanisms are unclear. Administration of MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine) to female mice does not lead to mitochondrial complex I inhibition as seen in males and the progressive dopaminergic cell loss(More)
Given the involvement of telomerase activation and dysregulated metabolism in glioma progression, the connection between these two critical players was investigated. Pharmacological inhibition of human Telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) by Costunolide induced glioma cell apoptosis in a reactive oxygen species (ROS)-dependent manner. Costunolide(More)
Transforming growth factor (TGF-β) is associated with the progression of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)—the most malignant of brain tumors. Since there is a structural homology between TGF-β and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and as both TGF-β and hCG-β are known regulators of oxidative stress and survival responses in a variety of tumors, the role of(More)
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