Matter of life and death: the pharmacological approaches targeting apoptosis in brain diseases.


Neurodegenerative diseases that include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, brain trauma and spinal cord injury, are associated with the inappropriate activation of a neuronal cell-suicide program called apoptosis. Given that central nervous system tissue has very limited regenerative… (More)