Preclinical development of neurosteroids as neuroprotective agents for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.


Recent literature has emphasized the unique role that the neurosteroid subclass of steroids, which includes dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), play in the developing and adult central nervous system (CNS). Both DHEA and DHEAS are found in abundance in the CNS (Majewska, 1995), and both can be synthesized and… (More)


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