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Introduction: What they say

A recent study from Research Center for Neurobiology and Department of Neurobiology, Xuzhou Medical College, 209 Tongshan Road, Xuzhou, Jiangsu 221004, PR China; and School of Public Health, Xuzhou Medical College, PR China shows that “HO-1 attenuates hippocampal neurons injury via the activation of BDNF-TrkB-PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in stroke. This study was published, in the July 2  2014 issue of the journal Brain Research,  by Prof  Dong, Qi, and others.

Another study from the Department of Pharmacology, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China; Department of Science and Education, Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University, Jinan, China; and Center of Stroke, Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders, Beijing, China (C.-Y.M.) shows that “Regenerative Neurogenesis After Ischemic Stroke Promoted by Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase-Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Cascade” This study was published, in the June 9 2015 issue of the journal Stroke,  by Prof  Miao CY, Zhao Y, and others.


What we say:

On the foundation of this interesting finding, Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that:  Natural product-derived therapy for Stroke: Huperzine A attenuates hippocampal neurons injury, augments regenerative neurogenesis after Ischemic Stroke, and ameliorates stroke damage and neurological deficits via up regulation of its target genes BDNF and NAMPT

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From research findings to therapeutic opportunity: 

Figure 1. Mechanistic insights into how Huperzine A protects against stroke. Huperzine A protects against stroke via up regulation of its target gene BDNF (Brain-derived growth factor) and NAMPT

Figure 2. The chemical structure of Huperzine A. Huperzine A may prevent stroke through induction of Brain-derived growth factor (BDNF) and NAMPT.

This study suggests that Huperzine A, by increasing the expression of of its target genes, it may: (1) increase the expression of BDNF and NAMPT (Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase-Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide); (2) augment neuronal–BDNF-TrkB-PI3K/Akt–survival pathway; (3) increase Sirtuins expression; (4) enhance neural stem cells; (5) promote neural functional recovery; (6) attenuate cerebral /Ischemia reperfusion injury; (7) inhibit neuronal apoptosis; (8) improve learning and memory; and (9) attenuate neurological deficits (Figs.1-2).  

 

 

Together, this study suggests, for the first time, that Huperzine A may alleviate stroke, and other neurodegenerative diseases (such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral ataxia etc.), promote brain repair, and extend the lifespan of an individual. Thus, pharmacological formulations encompassing “Huperzine A or its analogues, either alone or in combination with other drugs”, may be used to treat stroke and other neurological deficits. 


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Idea Proposed/Formulated byDr L Boominathan Ph.D.

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Undisclosed mechanistic information: How Huperzine A increases the expression of BDNF and NAMPT and attenuates stroke

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References: 

Citation: Boominathan, L., Natural product-derived therapy for Stroke: Huperzine A attenuates hippocampal neurons injury, augments regenerative neurogenesis after Ischemic Stroke, and ameliorates stroke damage and neurological deficits via up regulation of its target genes BDNF and NAMPT, 7/December/2017, 8.43 am,  Genome-2-Bio-Medicine Discovery center (GBMD), http://genomediscovery.org

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