• 1355 Citations

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Research Interests

Our research focuses on the elucidation of the cellular and molecular events by which mutations in genes linked to Parkinson’s disease (PD) contribute to disease pathology. PD has been classically considered a sporadic disease, however, it is now recognized to have a substantial genetic component. Interestingly, the same genes involved in the autosomal-dominantly inherited forms of PD such as SNCA (a-synuclein), and LRRK2 can act as risk factors in sporadic PD, as well. Given the relevance of LRRK2 and a-synuclein with the sporadic forms of PD, our long-term research goal by interrogating a-synuclein and mainly LRRK2-dependent alterations at the cellular, network and behavioral levels is to understand the pathophysiology of PD. The gained knowledge will provide useful insights towards the development of mechanism-based therapeutic opportunities for a disease that is currently addressed symptomatically.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

… → 2006

Research interests

  • Aging
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parkinson’s Disease

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  • Research Output

    • 1355 Citations
    • 15 Article
    • 2 Comment/debate
    • 2 Review article

    Glucocerebrosidase haploinsufficiency in A53T α-synuclein mice impacts disease onset and course

    Tayebi, N., Parisiadou, L., Berhe, B., Gonzalez, A. N., Serra-Vinardell, J., Tamargo, R. J., Maniwang, E., Sorrentino, Z., Fujiwara, H., Grey, R. J., Hassan, S., Blech-Hermoni, Y. N., Chen, C., McGlinchey, R., Makariou-Pikis, C., Brooks, M., Ginns, E. I., Ory, D. S., Giasson, B. I. & Sidransky, E., Dec 2017, In : Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 122, 4, p. 198-208 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    Loss of NAD-Dependent Protein Deacetylase Sirtuin-2 Alters Mitochondrial Protein Acetylation and Dysregulates Mitophagy

    Liu, G., Park, S. H., Imbesi, M., Nathan, W. J., Zou, X., Zhu, Y., Jiang, H., Parisiadou, L. & Gius, D., May 20 2017, In : Antioxidants and Redox Signaling. 26, 15, p. 846-863 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 34 Scopus citations

    Selective expression of Parkinson's disease-related Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 G2019S missense mutation in midbrain dopaminergic neurons impairs dopamine release and dopaminergic gene expression

    Liu, G., Sgobio, C., Gu, X., Sun, L., Lin, X., Yu, J., Parisiadou, L., Xie, C., Sastry, N., Ding, J., Lohr, K. M., Miller, G. W., Mateo, Y., Lovinger, D. M. & Cai, H., Apr 9 2015, In : Human molecular genetics. 24, 18, p. 5299-5312 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Scopus citations

    A calcineurin- and NFAT-dependent pathway is involved in α-synuclein-induced degeneration of midbrain dopaminergic neurons

    Luo, J., Sun, L., Lin, X., Liu, G., Yu, J., Parisiadou, L., Xie, C., Ding, J. & Cai, H., Dec 15 2014, In : Human molecular genetics. 23, 24, p. 6567-6574 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 28 Scopus citations

    Erratum: LRRK2 regulates synaptogenesis and dopamine receptor activation through modulation of PKA activity (Nature Neuroscience (2014) 17 (367-376)

    Parisiadou, L., Yu, J., Sgobio, C., Xie, C., Liu, G., Sun, L., Gu, X. L., Lin, X., Crowley, N. A., Lovinger, D. M. & Cai, H., Jan 1 2014, In : Nature Neuroscience. 17, 9, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate