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UNLABELLED Oxidative/nitrosative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction have been implicated in the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra during Parkinson's disease (PD). During early stages of PD, there is a significant depletion of the thiol antioxidant glutathione (GSH), which may lead to oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction,(More)
Excessive accumulation of alpha synuclein (a-syn) in the brain has been implicated in several degenerative neurological disorders, most notably Parkinson's disease. The aggregation of a-syn is the major component of intraneuronal inclusions, Lewy bodies, which are neuropathological features, observed in Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, and other(More)
Protein aggregation is the major pathological hallmark seen in neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Alpha-synuclein (αS) is the main component of protein aggregates that form Lewy bodies (LBs) in PD and dementia with LBs. There have been several attempts to intervene in the process of expression, modification, clearance, and(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and currently affects 5.4 million Americans. A number of anti-Aβ (beta amyloid) therapeutic agents have been developed for AD, but so far all of them failed in clinic. Here we used peptoid chemistry to develop ligands selective for Aβ42. Peptoids are N-substituted glycine oligomers, a class of(More)
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