Shaoyu Zhou

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Aluminum (Al(3+)) is the most prevalent metal in the earth's crust and is a known human neurotoxicant. Al(3+) has been shown to accumulate in the substantia nigra of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), and epidemiological studies suggest correlations between Al(3+) exposure and the propensity to develop both PD and the amyloid plaque-associated disorder(More)
The mechanism linking p53 inactivation to human cell malignancy remains unclear. Studies have indicated that mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in carcinogenesis. In this study we investigated the role of p53 in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutation and maintenance of proper mitochondrial function. We measured mtDNA mutation and found no difference in(More)
BACKGROUND Somatic mutations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are common in many human cancers. We have described an oligonucleotide microarray ("MitoChip") for rapid sequencing of the entire mitochondrial genome (Zhou et al, J Mol Diagn 2006), facilitating the analysis of mtDNA mutations in preneoplastic lesions. We examined 14 precancerous lesions, including(More)
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