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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Review Article

The Neuroprotective Role of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Short Review on Experimental Studies

Author(s): Burak Yulug, Lütfü Hanoglu, Ertugrul Kilic, Burcu Polat and Wolf Rüdiger Schabitz

Volume 16 , Issue 16 , 2016

Page: [1269 - 1273] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/1389557516666160523145154

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There are rapidly replicating human data suggesting the therapeutic and neurorestorative role of transcranial magnetic stimulation in various neurological and psychiatric disorders. However there are only limited experimental studies in the literature enlighting the neurobiological mechanisms of this technique. In the light of these findings, we aimed to review the neuroprotective effect of rTMS in various animal studies. We have shown that rTMS may exert significant neuroprotective effect through acting on the neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress and Aß aggregation.

Keywords: Neuroprotection, Parkinson, Stroke, Transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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