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HSP90 is a potential target for ameliorating skeletal muscle abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease

(HSP90) has been suggested to be involved in neuronal protein misfolding and accumulation in Parkinson’s disease (PD) brains leading to dopaminergic neuronal death and the eventual dopamine depletion.

Therefore, HSP90 has been suggested as a therapeutic target in PD. Dr. Muhammed Al-Jarrah and co-workers from (JUST) point out exercise training significantly inhibited HSP90 overexpression in the soleus and gastrocnemius in PD rats, which is a potential therapeutic target for ameliorating abnormalities in PD. The relevant article has been published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 6, 2014).

Article: ” Heat shock protein 90 is a potential therapeutic target for ameliorating skeletal muscle abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease” by Nour Erekat1, Ahed Al-Khatib2, Muhammed Al-Jarrah3 (1 Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan; 2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan; 3 Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan (Current address: Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS). Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Erekat N, Al-Khatib A, Al-Jarrah M. Heat shock protein 90 is a potential therapeutic target for ameliorating skeletal muscle abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease. Neural Regen Res. 2014;9(6):616-621.

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Neural Regeneration Research