Protective effects of catalpol on oligodendrocyte death and myelin breakdown in a rat model of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion.

Chronic cerebral hypoperfusion is thought to induce white matter lesions (WMLs) with oligodendrocyte (OLG) death and myelin breakdown. Although apoptosis is believed to be involved in the pathologic process of WMLs, effective therapies for such remain lacking. In the present study, we investigated whether catalpol, an iridoid glycoside, could act on… CONTINUE READING