Journal of Neurochemistry

Cover image for Vol. 129 Issue 2

Edited By: Jörg Schulz

Impact Factor: 3.973

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 71/252 (Neurosciences); 83/290 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1471-4159

Editorial Board


Chief Editor & Editorial Office | Deputy Chief Editors | Deputy Chief Editor Reviews | Handling Editors | Ethical Advisor| ISN Publication Committee

Chief Editor & Editorial Office

Jörg B. Schulz, Aachen, Germany (JNC-CE@ukaachen.de)
Laura Hausmann, Aachen, Germany (Lhausmann@ukaachen.de)
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Deputy Chief Editors

Steven Barger, Little Rock, AR, USA (bargerstevenw@uams.edu) – Gene Regulation & Genetics
Hiroyuki Nawa, Niigata, Japan (hnawa@bri.niigata-u.ac.jp) - Brain Development & Cell Differentiation
Martin Cammarota, Natal, Brazil (mcammaro@terra.com.br) - Signal Transduction & Synpatic Transmission
Xiongwei Zhu, Cleveland, OH, USA (xiongwei.zhu@case.edu) - Bioenergetics & Metabolism
Tammy Kielian, Omaha, NE, USA (tkielian@unmc.edu) - Neuroinflammation & Neuroimmunology
Min Zhuo, Toronto, Canada (min.zhuo@utoronto.ca) - Neuronal Plasticity & Behavior
Roberto Cappai, Melbourne, Australia (r.cappai@unimelb.edu.au) - Molecular Basis of Disease
Mark R. Cookson, Bethesda, MD, USA (cookson@mail.nih.gov) - Molecular Basis of Disease
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Deputy Chief Editor Reviews

Marcus Rattray, Bradford, UK (m.rattray@bradford.ac.uk)
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Handling Editors

Jan Albrecht, Warsaw, Poland (jalbrecht@imdik.pan.pl)
Luis Barbeito, Montevideo, Uruguay (barbeito@pasteur.edu.uy)
Christian Behl, Mainz, Germany (cbehl@uni-mainz.de)
Tobias Boeckers, Ulm, Germany (tobias.boeckers@uni-ulm.de)
Juan P. Bolanos, Salamanca, Spain (jbolanos@aida.usal.es)
Piotr Bregestovski, Marseille, France (piotr.bregestovski@univmed.fr)
Susan Browne, West Point, PA, USA (Susan_browne@merck.com)
Andrés Buonanno, Bethesda, USA (buonanno@mail.nih.gov)
Rudolph Castellani, Baltimore, ML, USA (rcastellani@som.umaryland.edu
Amitabha Chattopadhyay, Hyderabad, India (amit@ccmb.res.in)
Janet Clark, Philadelphia, PA, USA (jclark@drexelmed.edu)
Colin K. Combs, Grand Forks, ND, USA (colin.combs@med.und.edu)
Katherine Conant, Washington D.C., USA (kec84@georgetown.edu)
James R. Connor, Hershey, PA, USA (jconnor@hmc.psu.edu)
Elizabeth Coulson, Brisbane, Australia (e.coulson@uq.edu.au)
Martin Dichgans, Munich, Germany ( mdichgans@nefo.med.uni-muenchen.de)
Alexander Dityatev, Magdeburg, Germany (alexander.dityatev@dzne.de)
Britta Engelhardt, Bern, Switzerland (bengel@tki.unibe.ch)
Douglas L. Feinstein, Chicago, IL, USA (dlfeins@uic.edu)
Sergio T. Ferreira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (ferreira@bioqmed.ufrj.br)
Babette Fuss, Richmond, VA, USA (bfuss@hsc.vcu.edu)
Christian Giaume, Paris, France (christian.giaume@college-de-France.fr)
Paul E. Gottschall, Little Rock, ARSA, USA (pegottschall@uams.edu)
Natalia V. Gulyaeva, Moscow, Russia (nata_gul@pisem.net)
Eckart D. Gundelfinger, Magdeburg, Germany (gundelfinger@ifn-magdeburg.de)
Giles Hardingham, Edinburgh, UK (Giles.Hardingham@ed.ac.uk)
John Hardy, London, UK (j.hardy@ion.ucl.ac.uk)
Teresa G. Hastings, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (hastings@bns.pitt.edu)
Michael Heneka, Bonn, Germany (michael.heneka@ukb.uni-bonn.de)
Etienne Hirsch, Paris, France (etienne.hirsch@upmc.fr)
Hiroshi Ichinose, Yokohama, Japan (hichinos@bio.titech.ac.jp)
William (Roberto) Invernizzi, Milan, Italy (rinvernizzi@marionegri.it)
Philipp Kahle, Tübingen, Germany (Philipp.Kahle@uni-tuebingen.de)
Paul J. Kenny, Jupiter, FL, USA (pjkenny@scripps.edu)
Kyong-Tai Kim, Pohang, Korea (ktk@postech.ac.kr)
Mark Kindy, Charleston, SC, USA (kindyms@musc.edu)
Michael Koch, Bremen, Germany (Michael.koch@uni-bremen.de)
Michael Lee, Minneapolis, MN, USA (mklee@umn.edu)
Marcel Leist, Konstanz, Germany (marcel.leist@uni-konstanz.de)
Klaus van Leyen, Charlestown, MA, USA (klaus_vanleyen@hms.harvard.edu)
Vilma R. Martins, Sao Paulo, Brazil (vmartins@cipe.accamargo.org.br)
Russell T. Matthews, Syracuse, NY, USA (matthewr@upstate.edu)
Mary C. McKenna, Baltimore, MD, USA (mmckenna@umaryland.edu)
Frederic A. Meunier, Brisbane, Australia (f.meunier@uq.edu.au)
Elek Molnár, Bristol, UK (Elek.Molnar@bristol.ac.uk)
Anne N. Murphy, La Jolla, CA, USA (anmurphy@cox.net)
Eric J. Murphy, Grand Forks, ND, USA (emurphy@medicine.nodak.edu)
Arturo Ortega, Mexico City, Mexico (arortega@cinvestav.mx)
David S. Park, Ottawa, Canada (dpark@uottawa.ca)
Maria Passafaro, Milan, Italy (m.passafaro@in.cnr.it)
Marina Picciotto, New Haven, USA (marina.picciotto@yale.edu)
Gabriela K. Popescu, Buffalo, NY, USA (popescu@buffalo.edu)
Marco A. M. Prado, London, ON, Canada (maximo.prado@gmail.com)
Alessandro Prinetti, Milan, Italy (alessandro.prinetti@unimi.it)
Lawrence Rajendran, Zurich, Switzerland (rajendran@bli.uzh.ch)
Elena A. Rybnikova, St.Petersburg, Russia (samoilov@pavlov.infran.ru, rybnikova1@rambler.ru)
Esther L. Sabban, Valhalla, NY, USA (esther_sabban@nymc.edu)
Carlo Sala, Milan, Italy (c.sala@in.cnr.it)
Michael F. Salvatore, Shreveport, LA, USA (msalva@lsuhsc.edu)
Ana M. Sebastião, Lisbon, Portugal (anaseb@fm.ul.pt)
Frank R. Sharp, Sacramento, CA, USA (frank.sharp@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu)
Tomoaki Shirao, Gunma, Japan (tshirao@med.gunma-u.ac.jp)
Weihong Song, Vancouver, Canada (weihong@mail.ubc.ca)
Maria de Souza Silva, Duesseldorf, Germany (desouza@uni-duesseldorf.de)
David G. Standaert, Birmingham, AL, USA (dstandaert@uab.edu)
Jörg Stehle, Frankfurt, Germany (stehle@em.uni-frankfurt.de)
Tetsuya Terasaki, Sendai, Japan (terasaki.tetsuya@m.tohoku.ac.jp)
Makoto Tominaga, Okazaki, Japan (tominaga@nips.ac.jp)
Vidita Vaidya , Mumbai, India (vvaidya@tifr.res.in)
Roxanne A. Vaughan, Grand Forks, ND, USA (rvaughan@medicine.nodak.edu)
Jose L. Venero, Seville, Spain (jlvenero@us.es)
Bryce Vissel, Sydney, Australia (b.vissel@garvan.org.au)
Helle S. Waagepetersen, Copenhagen, Denmark (hsw@farma.ku.dk)
Michael Weller, Zurich, Switzerland (michael.weller@usz.ch)
Wolfgang Wick, Heidelberg, Germany (wolfgang.wick@med.uni-heidelberg.de)
Stephen R. Williams, Manchester, UK (steve.williams@manchester.ac.uk)
Yung H. Wong, Hong Kong, China (boyung@ust.hk)
Ian C. Wood, Leeds, UK (i.c.wood@leeds.ac.uk)
Xugang Xia, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Xugang.xia@jefferson.edu)
Bryan Yamamoto, Toledo, OH, USA (Bryan.Yamamoto@utoledo.edu)
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Ethical Advisor

Sean Murphy, Seattle, WA, USA (seanm6@u.washington.edu)
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International Society for Neurochemistry Publications Committee

A. J. Turner, Leeds, Chair

M. J. Carson, Riverside, ISN Secretary
K. Ikenaka, Okazaki, ISN Treasurer
S. Murphy, Seattle, Ethical Advisor
M. A. Rattray, Bradford, Deputy Chief Editor (Reviews)
A. Saria, Innsbruck, ISN President
J. B. Schulz, Aachen, Chief Editor
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Editors and their specialist fields:
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Jörg B. SchulzJörg B. Schulz

Chief Editor
Professor of Neurology and Chair, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, D-52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone: 49 241 808 9600 Fax: 49 241 808 2582
Email: JNC-CE@ukaachen.de

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, apoptosis, cell death, clinical studies, gene therapy, motor neuron disorders, neuroprotection, Parkinson's disease, protein aggregation, synuclein, trinucleotide disorders

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Laura HausmannLaura Hausmann

Managing Editor
Department of Neurology, University Hospital, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone: 49 241 80 89920
Email: Lhausmann@ukaachen.de

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Steven BargerSteven Barger

Deputy Chief Editor - Gene Regulation & Genetics
University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AK, USA
Email: bargerstevenw@uams.edu

Keywords: aging, amyloid-beta, amyloid precursor protein (APP), animal models, Alzheimer's disease (AD), apolipoprotein E (ApoE), apoptosis, calcium (Ca2+) binding, calcium regulation, cell cycle, cyclic nucleotides, cytokines, DNA microarrays, glutamate receptors, microglia, multi-lineage kinases, neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, proteins, protein structure/chemistry, serine racemase, transcriptional regulation

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Hiroyuki NawaHiroyuki Nawa

Deputy Chief Editor - Brain Development & Cell Differentiation
Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
Email: hnawa@bri.niigata-u.ac.jp
Web URL: http://www.bri.niigata-u.ac.jp/

Keywords: behavior, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), cytokine, development, dopamine, epidermal growth factor (EGF), ErbB signaling, neurotrophin, neurotrophic factor, pharmacology, psychiatric disease, schizophrenia

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Martin Cammarota

Deputy Chief Editor - Signal Transduction & Synpatic Transmission
Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, Brazil
Email: mcammaro@terra.com.br

Keywords: acetylcholine, angiotensin, AMPA, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB), cannabinoids, dopamine, fear memory, histamine, learning and memory, long-term potentiation (LTP), NMDA, protein kinase C (PKC)

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Xiongwei Zhu

Deputy Chief Editor - Bioenergetics & Metabolism
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Email: xiongwei.zhu@case.edu

Keywords: Alzheimer disease (AD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), apoptosis, autophagy, cell cycle, Huntington disease (HD), metal ion, mitochondria, neurodegeneration, neurodegenerative diseases, oxidative stress, Parkinson disease (PD), signal transduction

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Tammy KielianTammy Kielian

Deputy Chief Editor - Neuroinflammation & Neuroimmunology
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Email: tkielian@unmc.edu

Keywords: astrocytes, chemokines, cytokines, experimental brain abscess, gap junctions, infection, Juvenile Batten Disease, lysosomal storage disease, microglia, neuroimmunology, neuroinflammation, toll-like receptors (TLRs), translational therapeutics

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Min ZhuoMin Zhuo

Deputy Chief Editor - Neuronal Plasticity & Behavior
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Email: min.zhuo@utoronto.ca

Keywords: adenylyl cyclase, Alzheimer's disease (AD), AMPA receptors, behavior, anxiety, calcium (Ca2+) , calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase), electrophysiology, emotion, GABA, glutamatergic, learning and memory, molecular biology, NMDA NR2B, nociception, kainate, pain, psychiatric diseases, synaptic transmission, synaptic plasiticity, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) receptor LRP, transgenic mouse models

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Roberto CappaiRoberto Cappai

Deputy Chief Editor - Molecular Basis of Disease
The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Email: r.cappai@unimelb.edu.au
Web URL: http://www.unimelb.edu.au/

Keywords: aggregation, Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid, amyloid precursor protein (APP), copper, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), crystallography,prion, metals, metal homeostasis, neurodegeneration, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), Parkinson's disease (PD), prion disease, structural biology, synuclein

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Mark R. CooksonMark Cookson

Deputy Chief Editor - Molecular Basis of Disease
Laboratory of Neurogenetics, NIA, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA
Email: cookson@mail.nih.gov

Keywords: apoptosis, autophagy, cell biology, DJ-1, expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) mapping, genetics, gene expression, kinases, Leucine-rich repeat kinase (LRRK2), oxidative stress, parkin, Parkinson's disease (PD), PINK1, substantia nigra, synuclein, mitochondrial damage, neuronal death, neuroprotection

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Marcus RattrayMarcus Rattray

Deputy Chief Editor - Reviews
University of Bradford, School of Life Sciences, Bradford, BD7 1DP, UK

Email: m.rattray@bradford.ac.uk

Keywords: addiction, astrocyte, brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF), drug abuse, EAAT2, excitotoxicity, flavonoid, gene expression, glutamate, glutamate transporter, in situ hybridisation, motor neurons, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, neurotransmitter transporters, pharmacology, serotonin (5-HT)
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Handling Editors

Jan AlbrechtJan Albrecht

Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Email: jalbrecht@imdik.pan.pl

Keywords: amino acid transport, ammonia, blood brain barrier (BBB), brain, cyclic GMP, glia, glioma, glutaminase, glutamine, hepatic encephalopathy, hypoosmolarity, neurotoxicity, neurotoxicology, nitrosative stress, oxidative stress, potassium channels

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Luis Barbeito

Institut Pasteur, Montevideo, Uruguay
Email: barbeito@pasteur.edu.uy

Keywords: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), apoptosis, astrocytes, cytotoxicity, biomedicine, genomics, motor neurons, proteomics, structural biology

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Christian Behl

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Email: cbehl@uni-mainz.de

Keywords: aging, Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), animal model systems (C. elegans, mouse, rat), apoptosis, cell death, free radical species, glutamate, molecular and cell biology, necrosis, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, Parkinson's disease (PD), pathobiochemistry, primary neurons, protein homeostasis, stroke

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Tobias BoeckersTobias Boeckers

University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
Email: tobias.boeckers@uni-ulm.de

Keywords: anatomy, Abeta, Alzheimer disease (AD), amyloid, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), calcium channels, cell biology, hippocampus, human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS), molecular neurobiology, motor neurons, postsynaptic density protein Abi-1, ProSAP, SHANK2, sodium channels, synaptogenesis, synaptic transmission, zinc

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Juan P. BolanosJuan P. Bolanos

University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Email: jbolanos@aida.usal.es
Web URL: http://web.usal.es/~jbolanos/

Keywords: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signalling, bioenergetics, cell cycle, glutathione, glycolysis, mitochondrial bioenergetics, neurodegeneration, neuronal-glial metabolic interactions, neuroprotective signalling, neurotoxicity signalling, nitric oxide (NO), oxidative stress, Parkinson's disease (PD), peroxynitrite, regulation of glycolysis

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Piotr BregestovskiPiotr Bregestovski

Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (INMED), Marseille, France
Email: piotr.bregestovski@univmed.fr

Keywords: biophysics, calcium imaging, calcium (Ca2+), chloride, confocal imaging, cys-loop receptors, electrophysiology, endocannabinoids, GABA, genetically encoded sensors, glycine, intracellular chloride imaging, ion channels, neuronal networks, patch-clamp, receptor-operated channels, synaptic transmission

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Susan Browne

Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, PA, USA
Email: Susan_browne@merck.com

Keywords: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), behavior, cerebral energy metabolism, Huntington's disease (HD), in vivo models of neurodegenrative disorders, mitochondrial dysfunction, neurodegeneration, oxidative damage, Parkinson's disease (PD), stroke, superoxide dismutase (SOD1), transgenic mouse models, translational therapeutics

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Andrés Buonanno

National Institute of Health, Bethesda, USA
Email: buonanno@mail.nih.gov

Keywords: AMPA receptors, behavior, conditioned fear, dopamine, electrophysiology, ErbB signaling, transcriptional regulation, glutamate receptors, hippocampus, interneurons, learning and memory, transgenic mouse models, neuregulin (NRG), neuronal networks, NMDA, NR2C, nucleus reticularis of the thalamus (nRT), psychiatric disorders, pyramidal cells, schizophrenia, voltage-gated sodium channels

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Rudolph CastellaniRudolph Castellani

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, ML, USA
Email: rcastellani@som.umaryland.edu

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), heavy metal toxicity, molecular genetics, oxidative stress, prion diseases, PrPsc molecules

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Amitabha ChattopadhyayAmitabhaChattopadhyay

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India
Email: amit@ccmb.res.in

Keywords: cholesterol, fluorescence spectroscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS), fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), membrane biology, neuronal membranes, G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR), receptor interaction

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Janet ClarkJanet Clark

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Email: jclark@drexelmed.edu
Web URL: http://www.linkedin.com/in/janeteaclark

Keywords: biomarker, brain microdissections, cloning, cytokines, depression, DNA microarrays, estrogen, GABAB receptors, glucocorticoid effects, hippocampal and corticostriatal culture, hormones, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase, microglia, molecular biology, neurodegeneration, neuroendocrinology, neuropharmacology, neurotransmitter transporters, protein biochemistry, psychiatric diseases, stress, tryptophane hydroxylase (TPH)

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Colin K. CombsColin K. Combs

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, USA
Email: colin.combs@med.und.edu

Keywords: Alzheimer disease (AD), amyloid plaques, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), apoptosis, astrocytes, beta-amyloid, cell death, cerebrovascular disease, cyclooxygenase-2, cytokines, excytotoxicity, glia, glutamate, growth factors, inflammation, macrophages, microglia, multiple sclerosis, neurodegeneration, neurofibrillary tangles, neuroimmunology, neuroinflammation, nitric oxic synthase, obesity, Parkinson disease (PD), PPARgamma, primary cell cultures, serine/threonine kinases, superoxide anion, synuclein, TNF, traumatic brain injury (TBI), tyrosine kinases

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Katherine ConantKatherine Conant

Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA
Email: kec84@georgetown.edu

Keywords: adhesion molecules, astrocytes, behavioral studies (Morris water maze), calcium (Ca2+) imaging, dendritic spines, ELISA, enzyme activity assays, HIV dementia, immunoprecipitation, immunostaining, inflammation, kinases, learning and memory, long-term potentiation (LTP), matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), multielectrode arrays, multiple sclerosis, myelin, neurodegenerative diseases, plasmin, proteases, protease activated receptor-1 (PAR1), synapses, synaptic adhesion molecules, thrombin, transcription factor binding, Western blot, zymography

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James R. ConnorJames Connor

Penn State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Email: jconnor@hmc.psu.edu

Keywords: astrocytes, biomarkers, blood brain barrier (BBB), cell culture and animal model, scerebrospinal fluid (CSF), ferritin, DNA microarrays, glia, iron homeostasis, metals in brain, mRNA binding proteins, myelin, neurodegenerative diseases, oxidative stress, post-transcriptional gene regulation

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Elizabeth CoulsonElizabeth Coulson

Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane, Australia
Email: e.coulson@uq.edu.au

Keywords: Alzheimer disease (AD), amyloid beta, basic neurobiology, cholinergic neurons, confocal microscopy, death signalling, life cell imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), motor neuron disease, neurodegenerative diseases, neurogenesis, neuronal selection, neurotrophins, p75NTR

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Martin Dichgans

Clinic of the Munich University, Munich, Germany
Email: mdichgans@nefo.med.uni-muenchen.de

Keywords: cerebrovascular, dementia, genomics, microvascular, proteomics, stroke, vascular cognitive impairment

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Alexander DityatevAlexander Dityatev

Molecular Neuroplasticity Group, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Magdeburg, Germany
Email: alexander.dityatev@dzne.de

Keywords: aggrecan, amygdala, animal models of dementia, cell adhesion, chondroitin sulfate, dopaminergic and cholinergic neurons, ectoproteases, electrophysiology, extracellular matrix (ECM), fibroblasts, heparan sulfate, hippocampus, interneuron, intracortical/epicranial imaging, L1 CHL1, long-term depression/potentiation (LTD/LTP), metaplasticity, multielectrode array, nanoscopy, NCAM, optogenetics, patch clamp, perisomatic inhibition, polysialic acid, synaptic plasticity, tenascin, toponomics, two-photon microscopy

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Britta EngelhardtBritta Engelhardt

Bern University, Bern, Switzerland
Email: bengel@tki.unibe.ch

Keywords: aggrecan, blood-brain barrier (BBB), brain development, central nervous system (CNS), glycoproteins, extracellular matrix (ECM), learning and memory, live cell imaging, neuropathology, oncogenesis, receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase beta, synapses, T-cells

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Douglas L. FeinsteinDouglas L. Feinstein

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Email: dlfeins@uic.edu

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid, amyloid precursor protein (APP), astrocyte, astroglia, cAMP, cell signalling, clinical trials, DNA microarrays, drug screening, endotoxin, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), GFAP, glioma, iNOS, heat shock protein (HSP), heat shock, LPS, mitochondria, mouse models, multiple sclerosis (MS), microglia, neuroinflammation, nitric oxide (NO), oxidative stress, PPARs, proteomics, signal transduction

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Sergio T. FerreiraSergio T. Ferreira

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Email: ferreira@bioqmed.ufrj.br

Keywords: Abeta oligomers, Alzheimer's disease (AD), AMPA, amyloid, apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA1), behavior, glutamatergic neurotransmission, insulin, learning and memory, neurodegeneration, neurotoxicity, NMDA, synapses

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Babette Fuss

Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, VA, USA
Email: bfuss@hsc.vcu.edu

Keywords: autotaxin (ATX), extracellular matrix (ECM), ex-vivo tissue culture, focal adhesion, focal adhesion kinase (FAK), multiple sclerosis (MS), myelin, myelination, oligodendrocyte, signal transduction, transgenic mouse models, zebrasfish

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Christian GiaumeChristian Giaume

INSERM U840, Collège de France, Paris, France
Email: christian.giaume@college-de-France.fr

Keywords: astrocytes, blood brain barrier (BBB) physiology, calcium (Ca2+) signaling, confocal and bi-photon microscopy, connexins, electrophysiology, gap junctions, glia, glial electrophysiology, transgenic mouse models, gliovascular interactions, hemichannels, lentiviral constructs, microglia, neuroglial interaction, olfactory bulb, pannexin, reactive gliosis, sensory physiology, sleep-wake cycle, somatosensory cortex, trafficking of energy metabolites

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Paul E. GottschallPaul E. Gottschall

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Email: pegottschall@uams.edu

Keywords: a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs (ADAMTS), aggrecan, Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid β (Aβ), amyloid plaques, animal models, brevican, chondroitinase, chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs), dendritic spines, extracellular matrix (ECM), glia, learning and memory, lecticans, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), neural plasticity, neuronal culture, radial arm water maze, synapse loss, synaptic plasticity, vaccination

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Natalia V. GulyaevaNatalia V. Gulyaeva

Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Moscow, Russia
Email: nata_gul@pisem.net

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid beta toxicity, apoptosis, biomarkers, caspases, cathepsins, cerebral ischemia, epilepsy, excitotoxicity, free radicals, glia in neurodegeneration, neurodegeneration, neurodegenerative diseases – animal and cellular models, neurogenesis, neuroinflammation, neuronal cell death, neuronal (synaptic) plasticity – molecular mechanisms and behavior, neuropeptides, neuroprotection, nitric oxide (NO), oxidative stress, proteases, stress-induced pathology, stroke

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Eckart D. GundelfingerEckart Gundelfinger

Federal Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
Email: gundelfinger@ifn-magdeburg.de

Keywords: active zone, Bassoon, calcium-binding proteins, cell biology, cloning, localization of voltage-gated calcium channels, molecular biology, molecular organization, neuronal cytoskeleton, neurotransmitter receptors, neurotransmitter release, postsynaptic density, protein-protein interaction, synapse, synaptic extracellular matrix (ECM), synaptic proteins, (no synaptosomes in vitro)

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Giles HardinghamGiles Hardingham

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Email: Giles.Hardingham@ed.ac.uk

Keywords: antioxidants, apoptosis, calcium signalling, cell cycle, CREB, gene regulation/transcription, excitotoxicity, kinases, mitochondria, neuroprotection, NMDA receptors, oxidative stress, signal transduction

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John HardyJohn Hardy

Department of Molecular Neuroscience and Reta Lilla Weston Laboratories, Institute of Neurology, London, UK
Email: j.hardy@ion.ucl.ac.uk

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), cellular and animal models of disease, genetics, molecular biology, motor neuron disease, neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease (PD), population genetics

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Teresa G. Hastings

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Email: hastings@bns.pitt.edu

Keywords: 2D-DIGE, apoptosis, dopamine, dopamine quinone, endoplasmic reticulum stress, mass spectrometry, methamphetamine, mitochondria, neurodegeneration, neuronal death, neurotoxicity, neurotransmitter, oxidative stress, Parkinson's disease (PD), protein modification, proteomics

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Michael HenekaMichael Heneka

University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Email: michael.heneka@ukb.uni-bonn.de

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid precursor protein (APP), astrocytes, cerebrovascular disease, cytokine, transgenic mouse models, innate immunity, LXR, microglia, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, NLRP3 inflammasome, nitric oxide (NO), nuclear hormone receptor, PPARs

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Etienne HirschEtienne Hirsch

INSERM UMR679, Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Paris, France
Email: etienne.hirsch@upmc.fr

Keywords: acetylcholine, Alzheimer's disease (AD), animal models (mouse, monkey), apoptosis, cell biology, cell death, dopamine, glial cells, histology, inflammatory cytokines, molecular biology, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, neurotransmitters, Parkinson's disease (PD), striatum, substantia nigra

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Hiroshi Ichinose

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
Email: hichinos@bio.titech.ac.jp

Keywords: animal models, basal ganglia, behavior, biopterin, biomarkers, brain development, catecholamines, catecholamine-synthesizing enzymes, dystonia, molecular biology, monoamines, neurodegenerative diseases, oxidative stress, Parkinson disease (PD), serotonin, transgenic mouse models, typrosine hydroxylase, vitamins

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William (Roberto) InvernizziWilliam (Roberto) Invernizzi

Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research (Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri"), Milan, Italy
Email: rinvernizzi@marionegri.it

Keywords: antidepressants, antipsychotics, cognitive behavior, dopamine, interaction among neurotransmitters, GABA, glutamate, in vivo microdialysis (in rat, mouse and gerbil brain), monoamines, neuropharmacology, neurotransmitter release, noradrenaline, serotonin (5-HT)

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Philipp Kahle

Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Email: Philipp.Kahle@uni-tuebingen.de
Web URL: http://www.hih-tuebingen.de/funct-neurogenet/

Keywords: animal models (mouse, c. elegans), DJ-1, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), functional neurogenetics, FUS protein, leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), microarray, parkin, Parkinson's disease (PD), protein aggregation, PINK1, RNA interference, RNA-seq, synuclein, TDP-43, yeast two-hybrid screening

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Paul J. KennyPaul J. Kenny

The Scripps Research Institute, Laboratory of Behavioral and Molecular Neuroscience, Jupiter, FL, USA
Email: pjkenny@scripps.edu

Keywords: behavior, drug addiction, hypocretin, kinases, microRNA (miRNA), molecular biology, nicotine, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), non-coding RNAs (ncRNA), obesity, orexin, schizophrenia

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Kyong-Tai KimKyong-Tai Kim

Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea
Email: ktk@postech.ac.kr

Keywords: cell biology, circadian rhythm, cloning, depression, exocytosis, genetics, ion channels, melatonin biosynthesis, neuronal cell differentiation, neurotransmitter, neurotransmitter synthesizing enzymes, pharmacology, posttranscriptional regulation, receptor signaling, schizophrenia, second messengers, transcriptional regulation, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)

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Mark KindyMark Kindy

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Email: kindyms@musc.edu

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid beta, apolipoprotein E (ApoE), behavior, biochemistry, drug screening, gene therapy, ischemia, neprilysin, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, Parkinson's disease (PD), receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE), spinal cord injury, stroke, tau, toxins, traumatic brain injury

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Michael KochMichael Koch

University of Bremen, Center for Cognitive Sciences, Bremen, Germany
Email: Michael.koch@uni-bremen.de

Keywords: amygdala, anxiety, animal models, behavioral pharmacology, drugs of abuse and addiction, fear, histology, learning and memory, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, nucleus accumbens, prefrontal and entorhinal cortex, schizophrenia

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Michael Lee

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Email: mklee@umn.edu

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid, drug screening, inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, neurodegeneration, leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), oxidative stress, Parkinson's disease (PD), protein aggregation, synuclein, transgenic mouse models

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Marcel LeistMarcel Leist

University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Email: marcel.leist@uni-konstanz.de
Web URL: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/

Keywords: astrocyte activation, calcium (Ca2+) signalling, cell transplantation (treatment of Parkinson's), cytokines, epigenetic alterations, excitotoxicity, developmental neurotoxicity, dopamine storage, glia in neurodegeneration, inflammation, microglia activation, mixed-lineage kinase, neural stem cells, neurodegeneration, neurite outgrowth, neuropharmacology,neurotoxicity, Parkinson's disease (PD)

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Klaus van LeyenKlaus van Leyen

Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA, USA
Email: klaus_vanleyen@hms.harvard.edu

Keywords: arachidonic acid, axon guidance, cell biology, cell death, cerebral ischemia, lipid oxidation, lipoxygenase, neurite growth, neuronal cell death, neuroprotection, semaphorins, stroke injury and repair

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Vilma R. MartinsVilma R. Martins

Hospital A.C. Camargo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Email: vmartins@cipe.accamargo.org.br

Keywords: cell biology, cell differentiation, cellular prion protein (PrPC), CNS tumors, development, extracellular vesicles, exosomes, glucocorticoid receptors, heat shock proteins, laminin, molecular biology, neurodegeneration, neuronal survival, prion, stress-inducible protein 1

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Russell T. Matthews

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA
Email: matthewr@upstate.edu

Keywords: aggrecan, brain development, central nervous system (CNS), glycobiology, extracellular matrix, learning and memory, neuropathology, oncogenesis, receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase beta, synapses

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Mary C. McKennaMary C. McKenna

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Email: mmckenna@umaryland.edu

Keywords: astrocytes, aspartate aminotransferase, energy metabolism, glutamate glutamine, inflammation, lactate metabolism, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), malate-aspartate shuttle, MCT1 MCT2, mitochondrial transport, neuronal metabolism, 13C-NMR, pediatric traumatic brain injury, perinatal hypoxic ischemia, synaptosomal metabolism

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Frederic A. MeunierFrederic A. Meunier

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Email: f.meunier@uq.edu.au
Web URL: http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/group-leader-meunier

Keywords: botulinum neurotoxins, calcium (Ca2+) channels, catecholamine release, chromaffin cells, endocytosis, molecular neurobiology, neuroexocytosis, neuromuscular junction, Munc18-1, neurosecretion, neurotransmitters, phosphoinositides, SNARE proteins, synapses, Syntaxin-1, trafficking, vesicle priming

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Elek MolnárElek Molnár

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Email: Elek.Molnar@bristol.ac.uk
Web URL: http://www.bris.ac.uk/neuroscience/

Keywords: AMPA, antibody production, development, epilepsy, GABA, glutamate receptors, hippocampal neurones, immunocytochemistry, immunofluorescence, kainate, learning and memory, long-term depression/potentiation (LTD/LTP), membrane biochemistry, microscopy, NMDA, myelination, oligodendrocytes, receptor function and localisation, postsynaptic density, synapses, synaptic plasticity, synaptosomes

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Anne N. Murphy

University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
Email: anmurphy@cox.net

Keywords: biochemistry, bioenergetics, calcium (Ca2+), electron transport, excitotoxicity, ion transport, membrane potential, metabolism, mitochondria, mitochondrial biogenesis, mitochondrial free radical generation, mitochondrial ion transport, mitochondrial movement and morphology, neurodegeneration, oxidative phosphorylation

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Eric J. MurphyEric J. Murphy

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA
Email: emurphy@medicine.nodak.edu

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), arachidonic acid, astrocytes, cytokines, docosahexaenoic acid, Down's syndrome, fatty acid metabolism, inflammation, lipid-mediated signal transduction, microglia, Parkinson's disease (PD), phospholipases, phospholipid synthesis, plasmalogens, steady-state kinetic modeling

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Arturo OrtegaArturo Ortega

Cinvestav-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico
Email: arortega@cinvestav.mx

Keywords: Bergmann glia, EAAT1/GLAST1, glutamate receptors and transporters, signal transduction, transcriptional regulation, translational control

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David S. Park

University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Email: dpark@uottawa.ca

Keywords: animal models of degeneration (mouse, rat, drosophila), apoptosis, calpain, Cdc25A, CDKs, cell cycle, Chk1, DJ-1, DNA damage, E2F, neuronal death, neurons, parkin, Parkinson's disease (PD), retinoblastoma protein (Rb), stroke

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Maria PassafaroMaria Passafaro

Dulbecco Telethon Institute, Milan, Italy
Email: m.passafaro@in.cnr.it

Keywords: AMPA receptors, excitatory glutamate synapses, genetic disorders, intellectual disabilities, molecular mechanisms of synapse formation, myosin Va, Non Syndromic X-Linked Mental Retardation (NS-XLMR), oligophrenin-1, postsynaptic density, protein structure, protein interactions, receptor trafficking, synaptic transmission, tetraspanin-7 (TSPAN7), yeast two-hybrid screening

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Marina Picciotto

Yale University, New Haven, USA
Email: marina.picciotto@yale.edu

Keywords: addiction, adducin, behavior, calcineurin, calmodulin kinase I (CaM kinase I), depression, drug abuse, galanin, nicotine, nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (NAChRs), psychiatric diseases, signal transduction behavior, transgenic mouse models

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Gabriela K. Popescu

University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
Email: popescu@buffalo.edu

Keywords: biochemistry, calcium signalling, electrophysiology, glutamate receptors, hippocampal synapses, kinetic modeling, long-term depression/potentiation (LTD/LTP), NMDA receptors, single-channel recordings, synaptic plasticity

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Marco A. M. PradoMarco A. M. Prado

The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Email: maximo.prado@gmail.com

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), behavior, calcium (Ca2+) channels, calcium signaling, cardiovascular disorders, cholinergic mechanisms, choline and acetylcholine transporter, neuronal function, neurotransmitter transporters, pharmacology, prion diseases, pre-synaptic mechanisms, protein and membrane trafficking, spongiform encephalopathy, synaptic vesicles, toxins and neurodegeneration, transgenic mouse models, vesicular neurotransmitter transporter

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Alessandro PrinettiAlessandro Prinetti

Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Email: alessandro.prinetti@unimi.it
Web URL: http://www.unimi.it/

Keywords: brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), cell signalling, ceramide, membrane lipids, membranes, neural cell , neuronal diseases, lipid domains, neuronal differentiation, sphingolipids, sphingosine

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Lawrence RajendranLawrence Rajendran

University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Email: rajendran@bli.uzh.ch

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid plaques, BACE1, biochemistry, endocytosis, functional genomics, high-throughput screening methods, membrane trafficking, molecular and cell biology, RNAi techniques, systems biology

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Elena A. RybnikovaElena A. Rybnikova

Russian Academy of Sciences, Pavlov Institute of Physiology, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation
Email: samoilov@pavlov.infran.ru, rybnikova1@rambler.ru

Keywords: adaptation, animal models (rat, monkeys), apoptosis related factors, brain injury and tolerance, hormone-dependent mechanisms of adaptation, hypobaric hypoxia, hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis, ischemia, molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuroprotection, neuroendicronology, neuronal injury, preconditioning, steroid receptors, stress, stress-related disorders, transcription factors

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Esther L. SabbanEstherL.Sabban

New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA
Email: esther_sabban@nymc.edu

Keywords: adrenal medulla, biochemistry, catecholamine-synthesizing enzymes, cAMP, endocrinology, estradiol, estrogen, molecular biology, neuropeptides, nicotine, noradrenergic, promoter, stress, transcription, tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)

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Carlo SalaCarlo Sala

CNR Institute of Neuroscience, Milan, Italy
Email: c.sala@in.cnr.it

Keywords: 2-DIGE, autism spectrum disorders, dendritic spines, glioblastoma multiform (GBM), angiogenesis, hippocampus, learning and memory, mental retardation, neurodegenerative disorders, postsynaptic density, proteomics, Shank proteins, synapses, synaptic plasticity, synaptic transmission

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Michael F. SalvatoreMichael F. Salvatore

LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA
Email: msalva@lsuhsc.edu

Keywords: aging, animal models, dopamine transporter, dopaminergic systems, glutamate, locomotor function, nigrostriatum, Parkinson's disease (PD), tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), post-translational modification, protein phosphorylation, stimulants

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Ana M. SebastiãoAna M. Sebastião

University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Email:
anaseb@fm.ul.pt
Web URL:
http://www.imm.fm.ul.pt/web/imm/neurosciencesunit

Keywords: acetylcholine, adenosine, GABA, dopamine, electrophysiology, glutamate, G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR), hippocampus, neurotransmitters, neuromuscular junction, neuromodulation and neuroprotection, neurotrophic factors, purines, striatum, synaptic transmission

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Frank R. SharpFrank R. Sharp

University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
Email: frank.sharp@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Keywords: cell death, cerebral glucose and glycogen metabolism, cerebral ischemia, genetics, genomics, gliogenesis following ischemia, heat shock, immediate early gene expression in brain, neurodegeneration, neurogenesis, neurological diseases, proteomics, stroke

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Tomoaki Shirao

Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma, Japan
Email: tshirao@med.gunma-u.ac.jp

Keywords: actin filaments, animal models (mouse, rat) cytoskeleton, dendritic spines, drebrin, growth cone, hippocampus, myosin, neurite outgrowth, neuronal culture, synapse formation, synaptic plasticity, time-lapse imaging

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Weihong SongWeihong Song

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Email: weihong@mail.ubc.ca

Keywords: aging, Alzheimer's disease (AD), amyloid, BACE1, dementia, Down Syndrome, gene expression, hypoxia, mental disorders, molecular genetics, neurodegeneration, neuronal apoptosis, Parkinson’s disease (PD), secretases, signal transduction, stroke, transcriptional regulation, transgenic mouse models, ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS)

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Maria de Souza Silva

University of Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany
Email: desouza@uni-duesseldorf.de

Keywords: acetylcholine, aging, animal models, dopamine, intranasal, learning and memory, microdialysis, neurokinin, neuropeptides

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David G. StandaertDavid G. Standaert

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
Email: dstandaert@uab.edu
Web URL: www.uab.edu/CNET

Keywords: animal models, basal ganglia, cell biology, chaperones, dementia, dystonia, glutamate receptors, in situ hybridization, laser capture microdissection, microarrays, molecular biology, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, NMDA receptors, Parkinson's disease (PD), pharmacology, synuclein, TorsinA

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Jörg StehleJörg Stehle

Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Email: stehle@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Keywords: animal models, behavior, cAMP signalling pathway, chromatin remodelling, circadian, clock gene, hippocampus, learning and memory, melatonin, microarray, neuroendocrine cells, pineal gland, rhythm, transcriptional regulation

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Tetsuya TerasakiTetsuya Terasaki

Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Email: terasaki.tetsuya@m.tohoku.ac.jp
Web URL: http://www.pharm.tohoku.ac.jp/~soutatsu/dds/index.htm

Keywords: ABC transporter, BCRP/ABCG2, blood brain barrier (BBB), brain drug distribution, brain microdialysis, drug delivery, mass spectrometry, MRP transporter, P-glycoprotein, pharmacokinetics, proteomics, SLC transporter, transport

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Makoto TominagaMakoto Tominaga

Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, Okazaki, Japan
Email: tominaga@nips.ac.jp

Keywords: Calcium Imaging, Inflammatory Pain, Ion Channels, Neuropathic Pain, Nociception, Pain, Patch-Clamp, Sensory Neurons, Temperature, TRP Channels

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Vidita Vaidya

TATA Institute, Mumbai, India
Email: vvaidya@tifr.res.in

Keywords: antidepressant, anxiety, behavior, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), depression, epigenetic alterations, in situ hybridization, microarrays, neural stem cells, neurocircuitry of emotion, neurogenesis, neuropsychopharmacology, neurotrophin, stress

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Roxanne A. VaughanRoxanne A. Vaughan

University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, ND, USA
Email: rvaughan@medicine.nodak.edu

Keywords: cocaine binding, DAT phosphorylation, DAT trafficking, dopamine transporter, mass spectrometry, neurotransmitter transporters, phosphorylation, photoaffinity labeling, protein structure

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Jose L. VeneroJose L. Venero

University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Email: jlvenero@us.es

Keywords: apoptosis, dopaminergic system, microglia, minocycline, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, Parkinson's disease (PD), peroxynitrites, substantia nigra

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Bryce Vissel

Garvan Institute, Sydney, Australia
Email: b.vissel@garvan.org.au

Keywords: adult neurogenesis, Alzheimer's disease (AD), excitotoxicity, glutamate receptors, kainate receptors, motor neuron disease, neural precursor cells, neural plasticity, neural regeneration, neural stem cells, neurodegeneration, NMDA receptors, Parkinson's disease (PD), synaptic transmission

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Helle S. WaagepetersenHelle S. Waagepetersen

University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Email: hsw@farma.ku.dk
Web URL: http://www.neurometabolism.dk

Keywords: 13C, astrocytes, ATP, cellular metabolism, D-aspartate, diabetes, energy metabolism, GABA metabolism, glucose, glutamate, glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), hepatic encephalopathy, heteroenzyme complex formation, HPLC, lactate, mass spectrometry, molecular biology, neuronal transport, norepinephrine, protein biochemistry

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Michael WellerMichael Weller

University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Email: michael.weller@usz.ch
Web URL: http://www.neurologie.usz.ch

Keywords: apoptosis, astrocytoma, cell biology, cell cycle, cell death, death ligands, death receptors, glioma, neuroimmunology, small animal imaging, stem cells, immunotherapy, angiogenesis, tumor stem cells, vaccination

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Wolfgang WickWolfgang Wick

University Clinic Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Email: wolfgang.wick@med.uni-heidelberg.de

Keywords: angiogenesis, biomarker, cell migration and invasion, epigenetics, glioma, hematopoietic stem cells, hypoxia, immune therapy, neurooncology, tumor microenvironment, tumor suppressor gene

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Stephen R. WilliamsStephen R. Williams

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Email: steve.williams@manchester.ac.uk

Keywords: 13C, cerebral blood flow, energy metabolism, functional imaging, glutamate, ischemia, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), neurotransmitters, neurotransmitter metabolism, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), stroke

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Yung H. WongYung H. Wong

The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong, China
Email: boyung@ust.hk
Web URL: http://life-sci.ust.hk/faculty/Prof.Y.H.Wong/index.html

Keywords: adenylyl cyclase, cAMP, G proteins, melatonin, molecular pharmacology, neuropeptides, neuropharmacology, opioid receptors, opioid tolerance and dependence, phospholipase C, signal transduction

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Ian C. WoodIan C. Wood

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Email: i.c.wood@leeds.ac.uk
Web URL: http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/..?tag=Wood_I

Keywords: brain cancer, cardiovascular disease, chromatin, differentiation, DNA, epigenetics, epilepsy, gene expression, mRNA, potassium channels, REST, stem cells, transcription factors, transcriptional regulation, transgenic mouse models

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Xugang XiaXugang Xia

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Email: Xugang.xia@jefferson.edu

Keywords: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), astrocytes, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and ER-associated degradation of proteins, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, LLRK2, neurodegeneration, oxidative stress, Parkinson disease (PD), PINK1, proteasome, protein aggregation, RNAi, transgenic rodent models

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Bryan YamamotoBryan Yamamoto

University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus, Toledo, OH, USA
Email: Bryan.Yamamoto@utoledo.edu

Keywords: amphetamines, behavior, blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability, dopamine, drug abuse, excitotoxicity, glutamate, in vivo microdialysis, MDMA (Ecstasy), immunohistochemistry, methamphetamine, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, neuropharmacology, oxidative stress, protein biochemistry, serotonin (5-HT), stress

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