Journal article

GABAergic striatal neurons exhibit caspase-independent, mitochondrially mediated programmed cell death

Shanti Diwakarla, Linda D Mercer, Liubov Kardashsyan, Percy WY Chu, Yea Seul Shin, Chew L Lau, Maria LR Hughes, Phillip Nagley, Philip M Beart

JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

GABAergic striatal neurons are compromised in basal ganglia pathologies and we analysed how insult nature determined their patterns of injury and recruitment of the intrinsic mitochondrial pathway during programmed cell death (PCD). Stressors affecting targets implicated in striatal neurodegeneration [3-morpholinylsydnoneimine (SIN-1), 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NP), NMDA, 3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG), and staurosporine (STS)] were compared in cultured GABAergic neurons from murine striatum by analyzing the progression of injury and its correlation with mitochondrial involvement, the redistribution of intermembrane space (IMS) proteins, and patterns of protease activation. Stressors produ..

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