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Zeynep Agim

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Graduate Student

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Training Group(s):
Integrative Neuroscience

Current Research Interests:

PhIP- induced Dopaminergic Neurotoxicity and Its Mechanism of Action in vitro and in vivo

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. Increasing evidence in the literature suggests that there is a strong association between environmental factors and the disease, especially in sporadic cases. My project aims to identify toxins that have been exposed in high doses throughout the life, such as dietary factors. I focus on heterocyclic amines produced in meat during high temperature cooking. PhIP, the most abundant one in this group, is the my main compound of interest. I investigate association of PhIP withdopamine neurotoxicity and Parkinson's disease using cell lines and rodent models.

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