The Interaction of parkin and environmental toxins in Parkinsons disease
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
April 2018 -
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Abstract Many environmental and genetic factors underlie the degeneration of nigral DA neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). Exposure to pesticides such as rotenone and organochlorine herbicides such as 2,4-D, a major component of Agent Orange used in Vietnam War, has been linked to higher incidence of PD. Nigral DA neurons have massive axon arborization and are particularly vulnerable to microtubule-depolymerizing agents. Previous studies show that many environmental PD toxins impact on microtu...