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Vasoactive intestinal peptide induces regulatory dendritic cells with therapeutic effects on autoimmune disorders
(National Academy of Sciences, 2005)
The induction of antigen-specific tolerance is critical for the prevention of autoimmunity and maintenance of immune tolerance. In addition to their classical role as sentinels of the immune-response-inducing T cell ...
Stress Increases Vulnerability to Inflammation in the Rat Prefrontal Cortex
(Society for Neuroscience, 2006)
Inflammation could be involved in some neurodegenerative disorders that accompany signs of inflammation. However, because sensitivity to inflammation is not equal in all brain structures, a direct relationship is not clear. ...
Inflammatory response in the hippocampus of PS1M146L/APP 751SL mouse model of Alzheimer's disease: Age-dependent switch in the microglial phenotype from alternative to classic
(Society for Neuroscience, 2008)
Although the microglial activation is concomitant to the Alzheimer's disease, its precise role (neuroprotection vs neurodegeneration) has not yet been resolved. Here, we show the existence of an age-dependent phenotypic ...
Oxidative stress is increased in critically ill patients according to antioxidant vitamins intake, independent of severity: A cohort study
(Springer Science + Business Media, 2006)
Critically ill patients suffer from oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS). Although ROS/RNS are constantly produced under normal circumstances, critical illness can ...
Dysfunction of the unfolded protein response increases neurodegeneration in aged rat hippocampus following proteasome inhibition
Dysfunctions of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) have been proposed to be involved in the aetiology and/or progression of several age-related neurodegenerative disorders. However, the mechanisms linking proteasome ...
GABAa and a-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylsoxazole-4-propionate receptors are differentially affected by aging in the rat hippocampus
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2000)
We have investigated the age-dependent modifications in the expression of eight different subunits of the γ-aminobutyric acid, type A (GABAA) receptor (α1, α2, α3, α5, β2, β3, γ2S, and γ2L) and all four subunits of the ...
Mitochondrial toxins and neurodegenerative diseases
(IMR Press, 2007)
The selective loss of a particular subset of neurons is a common feature of neurodegenerative disorders. A failure in respiratory chain complex activities in mitochondria seems to be a causative factor. The aim of this ...
Impairment of mineralocorticoid receptor (MR)-dependent biological response by oxidative stress and aging
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2002)
Acute and chronic treatments of mice with the gluta- thione-depleting agent, L-buthionine-(SR)-sulfoximine (BSO), impaired the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR)- dependent biological response by inhibiting aldoster- one ...