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Natural neuroprotectants after stroke

Kenneth I. Maynard
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 8 Number 5: Page 258 (October 2002)

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Abstract: Brain ischemia triggers a cascade of cytotoxic events in cells deprived of blood flow, and this cascade rapidly spreads to neighboring tissues, expanding the zone of ischemic injury. Stroke research has attempted to find agents that can protect brain tissue after stroke by limiting the extent of injury and preserving "at-risk" cells, but to date no drugs have proved successful in clinical trials. With their varied mechanisms of action and lack of serious side effects, various
natural and endogenous substances are being examined for their neuroprotective effects, with encouraging results. Nicotinamide, a crucial nutrient and derivative of niacin (vitamin B3), is one promising agent approaching clinical testing.

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