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Liting Hang, Adeline Henry Basil, Kah-Leong Lim
Current pharmacological strategies for Parkinson's disease (PD), the most common neurological movement disorder worldwide, are predominantly symptom relieving and are often plagued with undesirable side effects after prolonged treatment. Despite this, they remain as the mainstay treatment for PD due to the lack of better alternatives. Nutraceuticals are compounds derived from natural food sources that have certain therapeutic value and the advent of which has opened doors to the use of alternative strategies to tackle neurodegenerative diseases such as PD...
September 2016: Neuromolecular Medicine
Cheng-Wu Zhang, Liting Hang, Tso-Pang Yao, Kah-Leong Lim
Parkin is a unique, multifunctional ubiquitin ligase whose various roles in the cell, particularly in neurons, are widely thought to be protective. The pivotal role that Parkin plays in maintaining neuronal survival is underscored by our current recognition that Parkin dysfunction represents not only a predominant cause of familial parkinsonism but also a formal risk factor for the more common, sporadic form of Parkinson's disease (PD). Accordingly, keen research on Parkin over the past decade has led to an explosion of knowledge regarding its physiological roles and its relevance to PD...
2015: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Liting Hang, John Thundyil, Kah-Leong Lim
Although a subject of intense research, the etiology of Parkinson disease (PD) remains poorly understood. However, a wide range of studies conducted over the past few decades have collectively implicated aberrant mitochondrial homeostasis as a key contributor to the development of PD. Particularly strong support for this came from the recent demonstration that parkin, a familial PD-linked gene, is a critical regulator of mitochondrial quality control. Indeed, Parkin appears to be involved in all stages of the mitochondrial life cycle (i...
September 2015: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Zhiming Shan, Song Cai, Tao Zhang, Liting Kuang, Qi Wang, Huanhuan Xiu, Jing Wen, Huaiyu Gu, Kangqing Xu
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) often require surgery, and therefore may receive inhalation anesthesia. However, it is currently unknown whether inhalation anesthetics affect the prognosis of the disease. Leucine‑rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) genetic mutations are the most common cause of familial PD, contributing to ~39% of all cases in certain populations. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of inhaled anesthetics on PD, by observing the influence of sevoflurane on a LRRK2‑associated Drosophila model of PD...
March 2015: Molecular Medicine Reports
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