Turmeric Compound Found in Some Curries Offers Possible Alzheimer’s Therapy

Turmeric Compound Found in Some Curries Offers Possible Alzheimer’s Therapy
Curcuma Longa and alzheimer'sA new study entitled “Aromatic-turmerone induces neural stem cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo” published in September issue of Stem Cell Research & Therapy suggests Curcuma long active element Aromatic turmerone induces neural stem cells' (NSCs) proliferation and differentiation in vivo, a key event for overcoming neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Curcuma longa, an herb from which is extracted the yellow powder curcuma, has two major bioactive elements — curcumin and aromatic turmerone. While previous studies reported curcumin anti-inflammatory and neuro protective properties, if the same is applied to aromatic turmerone still lacks experimental evidence. In neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) play a key role — they have the potential to regenerate, therefore replacing lost or damaged neural cells. Pharmacological induced activation of NSCs increases self-repair and functional recovery in adult brains of stroke or neurodegeneration. NSCs and microglia (non-neuronal cells important for homeostasis and protection of neurons) interaction ultimately regulates their functions in the brain. Notably, aromatic turmerone was recently suggested to inhibit microglia activation, a hall
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