Plant derived omega-3-fatty acids protect mitochondrial function in the brain.

  title={Plant derived omega-3-fatty acids protect mitochondrial function in the brain.},
  author={G. Eckert and C. Franke and M. Noeldner and O. Rau and M. Wurglics and M. Schubert-Zsilavecz and W. Müller},
  journal={Pharmacological research},
  volume={61 3},
  • G. Eckert, C. Franke, +4 authors W. Müller
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Pharmacological research
  • Perilla frutescens seed oil (PFSO) represents a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids, especially of omega-3 linolenic acid and is commonly used as herbal food supplement with beneficial effects on the vascular system. The present study investigated the effects of PFSO on the central nervous system (CNS) and provides new insight into potential mechanisms for protective properties of unsaturated fatty acids within the CNS. PFSO was administered chronically to guinea pigs and neuroprotective… CONTINUE READING
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