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Kenchappa, RS and Ravindranath, V (2003) Gamma-glutamyl cysteine synthetase is up-regulated during recovery of brain mitochondrial complex I following neurotoxic insult in mice. Neurosci Lett, 350 (1). pp. 51-55.

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Beta-N-Oxalyl amino-L-alanine (L-BOAA), a naturally occurring excitatory amino acid inhibits mitochondrial complex I activity in motor cortex and lumbar spinal cord of mice through oxidation of critical thiol groups. Glutaredoxin, a protein disulfide oxido-reductase mediates recovery of complex I by regenerating protein thiols utilizing reducing equivalents of glutathione. We have examined the status of gamma-glutamyl cysteine synthetase (gamma-GCS), the rate limiting enzyme in glutathione synthesis during recovery of complex I function following L-BOAA toxicity. Sustained and maximal up-regulation of gamma-GCS was seen in motor cortex which was associated with regeneration of complex I activity. In lumbosacral cord, however, the up-regulation was transient and complex I function did not recover. These studies demonstrate the important role of gamma-GCS in mediating the recovery of mitochondrial function following excitotoxic insult and its differential regulation in central nervous system regions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neuro-Oncological Disorders
Neurocognitive Processes
Neuronal Development and Regeneration
Informatics and Imaging
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Depositing User: Dr. D.D. Lal
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 05:35
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 09:39
URI: http://nbrc.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/406

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