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The effects of suppression of postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD-95) expression on the increased tyrosine phosphorylation of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor subunit NR2A and interactions of Src and Fyn with NR2A after brain ischemia were investigated by immunoprecipitation and immunoblotting. Transient (15 min) brain ischemia was induced by the four-vessel(More)
PSD (postsynaptic density)-95, a scaffold protein that tethers NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors to signal molecules, is implicated in pathological events resulting from excitotoxicity. The present study demonstrates that brain ischaemia and reperfusion increase the tyrosine phosphorylation of PSD-95 in the rat hippocampus. PP2, a specific inhibitor of(More)
It has been indicated that Src family protein tyrosine kinases (SrcPTKs) potentiate N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor function by phosphorylating NR2A subunits and that postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD-95) facilitates this regulation. In this paper, we define the role of SrcPTKs in delayed neuronal damage following transient brain ischemia and(More)
Oligomeric amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) has been found to be associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Numerous studies have reported Aβ neurotoxicity, but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain to be fully illuminated. In the present study, we investigated the Aβ-induced activation and regulation of P38MAPKs in rat hippocampus in vivo.(More)
Recent studies have indicated that tyrosine phosphorylation of NMDA receptor subunit 2A (NR2A) by Src family kinases (Src, Fyn, etc.) up-regulates NMDA receptors activity and postsynaptic density protein 95 kDa (PSD95) may mediate the regulation. To investigate whether the above processes are involved in brain ischemia-induced enhancement of NMDA receptors(More)
This study tested the hypotheses that skeletal muscle mitochondrial ATP production rate (MAPR) is impaired in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and that it relates positively to their walking performances. Seven untrained patients, eight exercise-trained patients and 11 healthy controls completed a maximal walking test and had muscle sampled(More)
Protein SUMOylation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we found that global brain ischemia evokes a sustained elevation of GluK2 SUMOylation in the rat hippocampal CA1 region. Over-expression of wild-type GluK2, but not SUMOylation-deficient mutant, significantly increased the(More)
Our previous study showed that kainate (KA) receptor subunit GluR6 played an important role in ischemia-induced MLK3 and JNK activation and neuronal degeneration through the GluR6-PSD95-MLK3 signaling module. However, whether the KA receptors subunit GluR6 is involved in the activation of p38 MAP kinase during the transient brain ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)(More)
AIMS Src family protein tyrosine kinases (SrcPTKs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of brain ischemia and Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this study, we investigated whether Src and Fyn kinases, two major members of SrcPTKs in the brain, have distinct roles in the oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) and amyloid-β peptide (Aβ)-induced neuronal(More)
The activation of postsynaptic N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors is required for long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic transmission. Postsynaptic density 95 (PSD-95) serves as a scaffold protein that tethers NMDA receptor subunits, kinases, and signal molecules. Our previous study proves that PSD-95 is a substrate of Src/Fyn and identifies Y523 on(More)