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Presenilin-1 inhibits delta-catenin-induced cellular branching and promotes delta-catenin processing and turnover
(East Carolina University, 2006-12-29)
Although delta-catenin/neural plakophilin-related armadillo protein (NPRAP) was reported to interact with presenilin-1 (PS-1), the effects of PS-1 on delta-catenin have not been established. In this study, we report that ...
Small Molecule, Non-Peptide p75NTR Ligands Inhibit Aß-Induced Neurodegeneration and Synaptic Impairment
(East Carolina University, 2008-11-03)
The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) is expressed by neurons particularly vulnerable in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We tested the hypothesis that non-peptide, small molecule p75NTR ligands found to promote survival signaling ...
Increased DJ-1 expression under oxidative stress and in Alzheimer's disease brains
(East Carolina University, 2009-02-25)
Mutations in the DJ-1 gene have been linked to autosomal recessive familial Parkinson's disease. To understand the function of DJ-1, we determined the DJ-1 expression in both zebrafish and post mortem human brains. We found ...