Journal of Neurochemistry

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Edited By: Jörg Schulz

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 63/252 (Neurosciences); 74/291 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1471-4159

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  1. Neuroprotective effects of vildagliptin in rat rotenone Parkinson's disease model: role of RAGE-NFκB and Nrf2-antioxidant signaling pathways

    Rania M. Abdelsalam and Marwa M. Safar

    Article first published online: 26 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jnc.13087

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    In the rat rotenone model of Parkinson's disease (PD), striatal RAGE/NFκB signaling was up-regulated associated with elevated levels of inflammatory, oxidative stress, and apoptotic mediators resulting in dopaminergic neurons death and hence motor impairment. Vildagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitor, blocked the RAGE/NFκB cascade exerting a potential antiparkinsonian effect. RAGE, receptor for advanced glycation end product; NFκB, nuclear factor κB; TNFα, tumor necrosis factor alpha; ICAM, intracellular adhesion molecule; iNOS, inducible nitric oxide synthase; MPO, myeloperoxidase.

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    Yan Wang and Melitta Schachner

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jnc.13083

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    L1CAM (L1 cell adhesion molecule) is implicated in neural functions through the cognate src/MAP kinase signaling pathway. We now describe a novel signaling platform operating via the alpha subunit of casein kinase 2 which binds to the intracellular domain of L1. Knockdown of L1CAM leads to increased levels of tumor suppressor PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog) and p53, known to inhibit neuritogenesis in vitro and recovery from trauma in vivo. By activating this enzyme, L1CAM adds to its beneficial functions by decreasing the levels of PTEN and p53.

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    Jingyi Li, Rafi Haddad, Vanessa Santos, Selvan Bavan and Charles W. Luetje

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jnc.13095

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    We screened a small group of mouse odorant receptors (MORs) with a diverse odorant panel to identify a new odorant-OR pairing (unsaturated aldehydes and MOR263-3), then extensively screened a series of additional MORs related to MOR263-3 in various ways. MORs related by phylogenetic analysis had odorant specificities that overlapped with that of MOR263-3, but MOR171-17, predicted to be functionally related to MOR263-3 by an alternative bioinformatic analysis, had a distinct odorant specificity.

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    Juhee Lim, Hueng-Sik Choi and Hyun Jin Choi

    Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/jnc.13085

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    We propose the relevance of estrogen-related receptor gamma (ERRγ) in regulating dopaminergic neuronal phenotype: ERRγ is up-regulated by retinoic acid in SH-SY5Y cells, and enhances dopaminergic phenotypes and induces neurite outgrowth; Polo-like kinase 2 (PLK2) and glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta/nuclear factor of activated T cells (GSK3β/NFAT) signaling are responsible for the ERRγ effect. Our findings provide the first insights into the role of ERRγ in the brain, as a novel approach toward understanding dopaminergic differentiation.

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    Accepted manuscript online: 25 MAR 2015 06:15AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/jnc.13104

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