Dual bioactivity of resveratrol fatty alcohols: differentiation of neural stem cells and modulation of neuroinflammation.

@article{Hauss2007DualBO,
  title={Dual bioactivity of resveratrol fatty alcohols: differentiation of neural stem cells and modulation of neuroinflammation.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Hauss and Jiawei Liu and Alessandro Michelucci and Djalil Coowar and Eleonora Morga and Paul Heuschling and Bang Luu},
  journal={Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 15},
  pages={
          4218-22
        }
}
The synthesis of resveratrol fatty alcohols (RFAs), a new class of small molecules presenting strong potential for the treatment of neurological diseases, is described. RFAs, hybrid compounds combining the resveratrol nucleus and omega-alkanol side chains, are able to modulate neuroinflammation and to induce differentiation of neural stem cells into mature neurons. Acting on neuroprotection and neuroregeneration, RFAs represent an innovative approach for the treatment or cure of neuropathies.