Statins: mechanisms of neuroprotection.

  title={Statins: mechanisms of neuroprotection.},
  author={Peter J van der Most and Amalia M. Dolga and Ingrid M. Nijholt and Paul G. M. Luiten and Ulrich L. M. Eisel},
  journal={Progress in neurobiology},
  volume={88 1},
Clinical trials report that the class of drugs known as statins may be neuroprotective in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, and further trials are currently underway to test whether these drugs are also beneficial in multiple sclerosis and acute stroke treatment. Since statins are well tolerated and have relatively few side effects, they may be considered as viable drugs to ameliorate neurodegenerative diseases. However, the mechanism of their neuroprotective effects is only partly… CONTINUE READING
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