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The Anti-Apoptotic Role of Neuroglobin
AbstractThe small heme-protein neuroglobin is expressed at high concentrations in certain brain neurons and in the rod cells of the retina. This paper reviews the many studies which have recently identified a protective role for neuroglobin, in a wide range of situations involving apoptotic cell death. The origins of this protective mechanism are discussed in terms of both experimental results and computational modeling of the intrinsic pathway of apoptosis, which shows that neuroglobin can intervene in this process by a reaction with released mitochondrial cytochrome c. An integrated model, based on the various molecular actions of both neuroglobin and cytochrome c, is developed, which accounts for the cellular distribution of neuroglobin.
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Brittain, T. The Anti-Apoptotic Role of Neuroglobin. Cells 2012, 1, 1133-1155.View more citation formats
Brittain T. The Anti-Apoptotic Role of Neuroglobin. Cells. 2012; 1(4):1133-1155.Chicago/Turabian Style
Brittain, Thomas. 2012. "The Anti-Apoptotic Role of Neuroglobin." Cells 1, no. 4: 1133-1155.