David S. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Neurocardiology Section
Building 10, Room 5N220
9000 Rockville Pike
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-1620
Dr. Goldstein's research interests are in autonomic medicine and catecholamine-related disorders. The Clinical Neurocardiology Section, which he founded and directs, carries out mainly patient-oriented research. The Section operates a renowned Clinical Neurochemistry Laboratory for assays of levels of catecholamines and their metabolites. Current research of the Section focuses on biomarkers, mechanisms, and potential treatment of catecholaminergic neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease and related disorders.
An important new protocol in the Section NIH Protocol 17-N-0076, "Does N-Acetylcysteine Decrease Spontaneous Oxidation of Central Neural Dopamine in Parkinson’s Disease?" The purpose of the study is to find out if a drug called N-acetylcysteine (NAC) might be beneficial, by decreasing damage caused by oxidative stress in dopamine neurons in the brain. For more information, see the link to the NIH Clinical Center’s web page about the study at https://go.usa.gov/xXSsQ or see the YouTube video ad at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbUcuxtVo6o.
Goldstein DS, Holmes C, Sullivan P, Mash DC, Sidransky E, Stefani A, Kopin IJ, Sharabi Y. Deficient vesicular storage: A common theme in catecholaminergic neurodegeneration. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2015;21(9):1013-22.
Goldstein DS, Kopin IJ, Sharabi Y. Catecholamine autotoxicity. Implications for pharmacology and therapeutics of Parkinson disease and related disorders. Pharmacol Ther. 2014;144(3):268-82.
Goldstein DS, Sullivan P, Holmes C, Miller GW, Sharabi Y, Kopin IJ. A vesicular sequestration to oxidative deamination shift in myocardial sympathetic nerves in Parkinson's disease. J Neurochem. 2014;131(2):219-28.
Goldstein DS, Sharabi Y. The heart of PD: Lewy body diseases as neurocardiologic disorders. Brain Res. 2017.
Goldstein DS. Concepts of scientific integrative medicine applied to the physiology and pathophysiology of catecholamine systems. Compr Physiol. 2013;3(4):1569-610.
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Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
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