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  1. Content type: Research

    Many daily activities involve intrinsic or extrinsic goal-directed eye and hand movements. An extensive visuomotor coordination network including nigro-striatal pathways is required for efficient timing and po...

    Authors: Danya Muilwijk, Simone Verheij, Johan JM Pel, Agnita JW Boon and Johannes van der Steen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2013 2:1

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    Both hyposmia and substania nigra (SN) hyperechogenicity on trascranial sonography (TCS) were risk markers for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (PD), which was beneficial to the differential diagnosis of the dis...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Yu-Yan Tan, Yun-Yun Hu, Wei-Wei Zhan, Li Wu, Yue Lou, Xi Wang, Yi Zhou, Pei Huang, Yuan Gao, Qin Xiao and Sheng-Di Chen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:25

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  3. Content type: Review

    In addition to senile plaques and cerebral amyloid angiopathy, the hyperphosphorylation of tau protein and formation of intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) represents another neuropathological hallmar...

    Authors: Yale Duan, Suzhen Dong, Feng Gu, Yinghe Hu and Zheng Zhao

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:24

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    Wilson disease is an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism. Diagnosis depends primarily on clinical features, biochemical parameters and the presence of the Kayser-Fleischer ring. Genetic analysis ...

    Authors: Qin-Yun Dong and Zhi-Ying Wu

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:23

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    Our study aimed to investigate the prevalence of cognitive impairment(CI) and the associated risk factors among elderly people in Shanghai urban area, China.

    Authors: Jun-Peng Zhuang, Gang Wang, Qi Cheng, Li-Ling Wang, Rong Fang, Li-Hua Liu, Ran Xiong, Yu Zhang, Ya-Xing Gui, Wen-Yan Kang, Hui-Dong Tang and Sheng-Di Chen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:22

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    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that impairs mainly the memory and cognitive function in elderly. Extracellular beta amyloid deposition and intracellular tau hyperphosphorylation are t...

    Authors: Yang Hong-Qi, Sun Zhi-Kun and Chen Sheng-Di

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:21

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    Amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) is the main component of extraneuronal senile plaques typical of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brains. Although Aβ is produced by normal neurons, it is shown to accumulate in large amounts...

    Authors: Lin Zheng, Angel Cedazo-Minguez, Martin Hallbeck, Fredrik Jerhammar, Jan Marcusson and Alexei Terman

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:19

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  8. Content type: Review

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a common neurodegenerative disease characterized clinically by progressive deterioration of memory, and pathologically by histopathological changes including extracellular deposits ...

    Authors: Suzhen Dong, Yale Duan, Yinghe Hu and Zheng Zhao

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:18

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    The presence and extent of structural changes in the brain as a consequence of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is still poorly understood.

    Authors: Toni L Pitcher, Tracy R Melzer, Michael R MacAskill, Charlotte F Graham, Leslie Livingston, Ross J Keenan, Richard Watts, John C Dalrymple-Alford and Tim J Anderson

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:17

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    Curcumin,a natural polyphenol obtained from turmeric,has been implicated to be neuroprotective in a variety of neurodegenerative disorders although the mechanism remains poorly understood. The results of our r...

    Authors: Jing Pan, Hui Li, Jian-Fang Ma, Yu-Yan Tan, Qin Xiao, Jian-Qing Ding and Sheng-Di Chen

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:16

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    Neurogenesis, including the proliferation, migration and differentiation of neural progenitor cells (NPCs), is impaired in HIV-1 associated dementia (HAD). We previously demonstrated HIV-1-infected macrophages...

    Authors: Yumei Wu, Qiang Chen, Hui Peng, Huanyu Dou, You Zhou, Yunlong Huang and Jialin C Zheng

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:15

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  12. Content type: Review

    Symptomatic treatment during the dementia stage of Alzheimer’s disease(AD) cannot delay or halt the progression of this disease. Therefore, prevention in the preclinical stage is likely the most effective way ...

    Authors: Serge Gauthier, Liyong Wu, Pedro Rosa-Neto and Jianping Jia

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:13

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    Focal dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by unwanted muscle spasms. Blepharospasm is a focal dystonia producing an involuntary closure of the eyelid. Its etiology is unknown.

    Authors: Silvina G Horovitz, Anastasia Ford, Muslimah Ali Najee-ullah, John L Ostuni and Mark Hallett

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:12

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    Parkinson`s disease (PD) is a progressive, disabling neurodegenerative disorder with onset of motor and non-motor features. Both reduce quality of life of PD patients and cause caregiver burden. This review ai...

    Authors: Thomas Müller

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:10

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    Amyloid-β-protein (Aβ), the key component of senile plaques in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain, is produced from amyloid precursor protein (APP) by cleavage of β-secretase and then γ-secretase. APP adaptor prot...

    Authors: Zhongcong Xie, Yuanlin Dong, Uta Maeda, Weiming Xia and Rudolph E Tanzi

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:8

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    Several studies indicated that Erythropoietin (Epo) may provide remarkable neuroprotection in some neurological diseases. It also showed the significant decrease of Epo immunoreactivity in the cerebral cortex and...

    Authors: Sun Zhi-Kun, Yang Hong-Qi, Wang Zhi-Quan, Pan Jing, Hong Zhen and Chen Sheng-Di

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:7

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  17. Content type: Review

    This review gives a brief insight into the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in the converging pathogenic processes involved in Parkinson's disease (PD). Mitochondria provide cellular ener...

    Authors: Philip WL Ho, Jessica WM Ho, Hui-Fang Liu, Danny HF So, Zero HM Tse, Koon-Ho Chan, David B Ramsden and Shu-Leong Ho

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:3

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    The A53T mutation in the α-synuclein gene causes autosomal-dominant Lewy body Parkinson's disease (PD). Cultured cell models have linked this mutation to increased cell macroautophagy, although evidence of enhanc...

    Authors: Yue Huang, Fariba Chegini, Germaine Chua, Karen Murphy, Weiping Gai and Glenda M Halliday

    Citation: Translational Neurodegeneration 2012 1:2

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