The mission of the Neuropathology and Animal Behavior Core will be to provide the projects of the NIEHS Center with well-characterized autopsy brain material from human PD cases as well as with transgenic (tg) animal models expressing a-synuclein (a-syn), DJ-1, Parkin and PINK1 for neuropathological, molecular, biochemical and behavioral studies. The Core will provide support with human tissues from PD patients and animal models of PD to Projects 1, 2, and 3; support behavioral studies in Project 3;and help with survival/apoptosis/necrosis analysis of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived developing neurons for Project 4. The Core has developed state of the art techniques for neuropathological analysis of neurodegeneration, biochemical analysis of misfolded protein accumulation, and behavioral analysis of motor and cognitive alterations. Moreover, we have developed unique animal models of PD in which to test and screen new molecular pathways and small molecules. Please note that a human clinical component, as defined in the NIEHS Center RFA, is contained within this Core.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01ES016738-05
Application #
8377587
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZES1-LWJ-G)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$111,240
Indirect Cost
$49,990
Name
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
020520466
City
La Jolla
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92037
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