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Nr4a2 is a member of the orphan nuclear receptor gene superfamily, which has been found to be critical for the development and maintenance of mesencephalic dopaminergic (DA) neurons. To uncover the molecular mechanisms by which Nr4a2 contributes to the development of DA neurons, we have applied zebrafish to study the topographic distribution of nr4a2b(More)
ABSTRACTBiomarkers are very important indicators of normal and abnormal biological processes. Specific changes in pathologies, biochemistries and genetics can give us comprehensive information regarding the nature of any particular disease. A good biomarker should be precise and reliable, distinguishable between normal and interested disease, and(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by cardinal features of tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability. In addition to the motor symptoms patients experience cognitive decline eventually resulting in severe disability. Pathologically PD is characterized by neurodegeneration in the substantia nigra pars(More)
The homeostasis of the protein synthesis and degradation is crucial for cell survival. Most age-related neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by accumulation of aberrant protein aggregates in affected brain regions. The principal routes of intracellular protein metabolism are the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) and the autophagy-lysosome pathway(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly termed as motor neuron disease (MND) in UK, is a chronically lethal disorder among the neurodegenerative diseases, meanwhile. ALS is basically irreversible and progressive deterioration of upper and lower motor neurons in the motor cortex, brain stem and medulla spinalis. Riluzole, used for the treatment of ALS,(More)
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