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Subclinical Depressive Symptoms and Continued Cannabis Use: Predictors of Negative Outcomes in First Episode Psychosis
(Public Library Science, 2015-04-15)
Background Although depressive symptoms in first episode psychosis have been associated with cannabis abuse, their influence on the long-term functional course of FEP patients who abuse cannabis is unknown. The aims of ...
A Model of Ischemia-Induced Neuroblast Activation in the Adult Subventricular Zone
(Public Library of Science, 2009-04-23)
We have developed a rat brain organotypic culture model, in which tissue slices contain cortex-subventricular zone-striatum regions, to model neuroblast activity in response to in vitro ischemia. Neuroblast activation has ...
Contribution of Pannexin1 to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
(Public Library of Science, 2013-06)
Pannexin1 (Panx1) is a plasma membrane channel permeable to relatively large molecules, such as ATP. In the central nervous system (CNS) Panx1 is found in neurons and glia and in the immune system in macrophages and T-cells. ...
Role of Monoubiquitylation on the Control of IκBα Degradation and NF-κB Activity
(Public Library of Science, 2011-10-12)
The NF-κB pathway is regulated by multiple post-translational modifications including phosphorylation, ubiquitylation and SUMOylation. Many of these modifications act on the natural inhibitor IκBα modulating its capacity ...
Differential Neuroprotective Effects of 5 '-Deoxy-5 '-Methylthioadenosine
(Public Library Science, 2014-03-05)
Background: 5'-deoxy-5'-methylthioadenosine (MTA) is an endogenous compound produced through the metabolism of polyamines. The therapeutic potential of MTA has been assayed mainly in liver diseases and, more recently, in ...
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 ...