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Mechanisms of action of Methylthioadenosine: pathways implicated in neuroprotection in models of Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological diseases
(BioMed Central, 2010-11-25)
Background Methylthioadenosine (MTA) has anti-oxidant and anti-proliferative properties and was shown to induce cell protection in hepatic cells. We previously demonstrated that exert immunomodulatory and neuroprotective ...
Intracellular Ca2+ release through ryanodine receptors contributes to AMPA receptor-mediated mitochondrial dysfunction and ER stress in oligodendrocytes
(Nature Publishing Group, 2010-07)
Overactivation of ionotropic glutamate receptors in oligodendrocytes induces cytosolic Ca2+ overload and excitotoxic death, a process that contributes to demyelination and multiple sclerosis. Excitotoxic insults cause ...