Affiliation: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
- The role of 18 kDa mitochondrial translocator protein (TSPO) in programmed cell death, and effects of steroids on TSPO expressionL Veenman
Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, P O Box 9649, Bat Galim, Haifa 31096, Israel
Curr Mol Med 12:398-412. 2012..The present review focuses on the role of TSPO in cell death i.e. the notion that enhanced expression and/or activation of the TSPO leads to cell death, and the potential of steroids to regulate TSPO expression and activation...
- Cigarette smoke decreases salivary 18 kDa translocator protein binding affinity--in association with oxidative stressR Nagler
Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Medical Faculty, Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, 31096 Haifa, Israel
Curr Med Chem 17:2539-46. 2010..Thus, our study shows that TSPO is present in the cellular component of saliva. Interestingly, in vitro this cellular TSPO is affected by exposure of the whole saliva to cigarette smoke, in negative correlation with oxidative stress...