Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(5), 8924-8947; doi:10.3390/ijms14058924

Melatonin-Based Therapeutics for Neuroprotection in Stroke

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Received: 8 March 2013; in revised form: 10 April 2013 / Accepted: 11 April 2013 / Published: 25 April 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in the Research of Melatonin)
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Abstract: The present review paper supports the approach to deliver melatonin and to target melatonin receptors for neuroprotection in stroke. We discuss laboratory evidence demonstrating neuroprotective effects of exogenous melatonin treatment and transplantation of melatonin-secreting cells in stroke. In addition, we describe a novel mechanism of action underlying the therapeutic benefits of stem cell therapy in stroke, implicating the role of melatonin receptors. As we envision the clinical entry of melatonin-based therapeutics, we discuss translational experiments that warrant consideration to reveal an optimal melatonin treatment strategy that is safe and effective for human application.
Keywords: oxidative stress; stroke; neuroprotection; cerebral ischemia; melatonin
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Shinozuka, K.; Staples, M.; Borlongan, C.V. Melatonin-Based Therapeutics for Neuroprotection in Stroke. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 8924-8947.

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Shinozuka K, Staples M, Borlongan CV. Melatonin-Based Therapeutics for Neuroprotection in Stroke. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(5):8924-8947.

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Shinozuka, Kazutaka; Staples, Meaghan; Borlongan, Cesar V. 2013. "Melatonin-Based Therapeutics for Neuroprotection in Stroke." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 5: 8924-8947.

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