Sylvie Julien, Sven Schnichels, Henry Teng, Nardos Tassew, Sigrid Henke-Fahle, Bernhard K. Mueller, Philippe P. Monnier
Abstract:Organotypic cultures of postnatal day 1 (P1) to P7 mouse cerebella are well-established models for studying cell survival. In the present work, we investigate the involvement of the Rho/ROCK intracellular pathway in Purkinje cell survival by using organotypic cultures of P3 Swiss mice. Specific inhibitors of Rho or ROCK were applied at different concentrations to the slice cultures, which were maintained for 5 days in vitro. We show that the bacterial exoenzyme C3 transferase, a specific inhibitor of the small…
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