Figure 5.

Gene expression alterations in Manf mutants with a linkage to Parkinson's disease. A human disease KEGG pathway coloured with Drosophila homologues showing altered gene expression in Manf mutants - filled boxes with red represent genes that are upregulated, with blue downregulated expression or with purple differently altered gene expression between two Manf mutants. The unaltered components in the pathway are coloured green. Note that α-synuclein (SNCA) has no homologue in Drosophila. The complete list of altered genes is summarised in Table 11 with some additional genes not present in KEGG pathway but have been associated with PD elsewhere. The expression of genes with a role in dopamine uptake, intracellular transport, and synthesis is altered. Mitochondrial oxidative pathway complex I encoding genes show upregulation. The other mitochondrial proteins encoded by nuclear genes involved in PD such as Htra2 and DJ-1 expression is downregulated in Manf mutants. Some members of ubiquitin pathway are altered as well.

Palgi et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:134   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-134
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