Masashi Kitazawa, Ph.D.

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2003 Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States 
Area:
Neuroscience, Toxicology
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Anumantha G. Kanthasamy grad student 2003 Iowa State
 (Mechanisms of environmental chemical -induced apoptosis in dopaminergic cells: Critical roles of protein kinase C -delta and relevance to Parkinson's disease.)
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Kanthasamy AG, Kitazawa M, Yang Y, et al. (2008) Environmental neurotoxin dieldrin induces apoptosis via caspase-3-dependent proteolytic activation of protein kinase C delta (PKCdelta): Implications for neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease. Molecular Brain. 1: 12
Kanthasamy AG, Kitazawa M, Kanthasamy A, et al. (2005) Dieldrin-induced neurotoxicity: relevance to Parkinson's disease pathogenesis. Neurotoxicology. 26: 701-19
Latchoumycandane C, Anantharam V, Kitazawa M, et al. (2005) Protein kinase Cdelta is a key downstream mediator of manganese-induced apoptosis in dopaminergic neuronal cells. The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 313: 46-55
Kitazawa M, Anantharam V, Yang Y, et al. (2005) Activation of protein kinase C delta by proteolytic cleavage contributes to manganese-induced apoptosis in dopaminergic cells: protective role of Bcl-2. Biochemical Pharmacology. 69: 133-46
Anantharam V, Kitazawa M, Latchoumycandane C, et al. (2004) Blockade of PKCdelta proteolytic activation by loss of function mutants rescues mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons from methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT)-induced apoptotic cell death. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1035: 271-89
Kitazawa M, Anantharam V, Kanthasamy A, et al. (2004) Dieldrin promotes proteolytic cleavage of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase and apoptosis in dopaminergic cells: protective effect of mitochondrial anti-apoptotic protein Bcl-2. Neurotoxicology. 25: 589-98
Kanthasamy AG, Kitazawa M, Kaul S, et al. (2003) Proteolytic activation of proapoptotic kinase PKCdelta is regulated by overexpression of Bcl-2: implications for oxidative stress and environmental factors in Parkinson's disease. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1010: 683-6
Kanthasamy AG, Kitazawa M, Kanthasamy A, et al. (2003) Role of proteolytic activation of protein kinase Cdelta in oxidative stress-induced apoptosis. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. 5: 609-20
Kaul S, Kanthasamy A, Kitazawa M, et al. (2003) Caspase-3 dependent proteolytic activation of protein kinase C delta mediates and regulates 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+)-induced apoptotic cell death in dopaminergic cells: relevance to oxidative stress in dopaminergic degeneration. The European Journal of Neuroscience. 18: 1387-401
Kitazawa M, Anantharam V, Kanthasamy AG. (2003) Dieldrin induces apoptosis by promoting caspase-3-dependent proteolytic cleavage of protein kinase Cdelta in dopaminergic cells: relevance to oxidative stress and dopaminergic degeneration. Neuroscience. 119: 945-64
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