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Gorman, AM,McGowan, A,ONeill, C,Cotter, T
Oxidative stress and apoptosis in neurodegeneration
JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
1996
August
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apoptosis oxidative stress amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Parkinson's disease superoxide dismutase excitotoxicity AMYOTROPHIC-LATERAL-SCLEROSIS CULTURED HIPPOCAMPAL-NEURONS EXCITATORY AMINO-ACIDS PROGRAMMED CELL-DEATH SUPEROXIDE-DISMUTASE NITRIC-OXIDE ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE N-ACETYLCYSTEINE NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR PARKINSONS-DISEASE
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The pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease is unknown. These diseases are characterized by a slow, progressive loss of particular subsets of neurons. Much evidence has accumulated which supports the hypothesis that oxidative stress and damage by free radicals may play an important part in these diseases. In particular, recent studies with the inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis have revealed mutations in the superoxide dismutase gene, which is one of the cell's main defence mechanisms against oxidative stress. These findings suggest a direct link between oxidative stress and the development of a neurodegenerative disease.
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