Statins: multiple neuroprotective mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases.

  title={Statins: multiple neuroprotective mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases.},
  author={Qing Wang and Junqiang Yan and Xiaohong Chen and Jin Li and Yu Yang and Jianping Weng and Chao Deng and Midori A Yenari},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  volume={230 1},
Statins have been widely used for the treatment of a variety of conditions beyond their original role in lowering cholesterol. Since statins have relatively few side effects, they have been recognized as useful medicine to ameliorate neurodegenerative disorders. Current studies on the applications of statins have demonstrated their neuroprotective and clinical significance among neurodegenerative diseases like cerebral ischemic stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's… CONTINUE READING
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