Lithium treatment prevents neurocognitive deficit resulting from cranial irradiation.

@article{Yazlovitskaya2006LithiumTP,
  title={Lithium treatment prevents neurocognitive deficit resulting from cranial irradiation.},
  author={Eugenia M. Yazlovitskaya and Eric A Edwards and Dinesh Kumar Thotala and Allie Fu and Kate L. Osusky and William O. Whetsell and Braden E. Boone and Eric T. Shinohara and Dennis E. Hallahan},
  journal={Cancer research},
  year={2006},
  volume={66 23},
  pages={11179-86}
}
Curative cancer treatment regimens often require cranial irradiation, resulting in lifelong neurocognitive deficiency in cancer survivors. This deficiency is in part related to radiation-induced apoptosis and decreased neurogenesis in the subgranular zone of the hippocampus. We show that lithium treatment protects irradiated hippocampal neurons from… CONTINUE READING