TITLE

healing options. Estrogen: Neuroprotection for SCI?

AUTHOR(S)
JOHNSTON, S. LAURANCE
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
PN;Apr2011, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the therapeutic use of estrogen in treating people with spinal cord injury (SCI). It says that hormone estrogen plays reproductive roles and serves as neuroprotectant in relation with the animal study by doctor Naren Banik and colleagues using rats. It cites several potential mechanisms of estrogen which mediates neuroprotection including apoptosis, myelin, and edema. It adds that SCI-treatment options is needed as estrogen does not necessarily renders human efficacy.
ACCESSION #
59192390

 

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