Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 30th, 2008
"Estrogens are neuroprotective against neurotoxic agents for dopamine neurons in vivo and in vitro. Here, we have investigated the role of estrogens in wild-type (WT) and parkin null mice (PK-/-). WT mice present sexual dimorphisms in neuroprotective mechanisms (Bcl-2/Bax, chaperones, and GSH), but some of these inter-sex differences disappear in PK-/-. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) protein and TH+ cells decreased earlier and more severely in female...
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