Future Perspective: Directions for Future Development on Various Aspects of Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection in Neurological Disorders
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Akhlaq A. Farooqui and Tahira Farooqui
Neuronal cell death in neurodegenerative and neurotraumatic diseases is accompanied by
excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, and inflammation. These processes lead to the generation of lipid mediators. The
intensity of cross talk among lipid mediators dictates the rate of neurodegeneration in above neurological
diseases. In neurodegenerative diseases cell death occurs slowly (months to years), where as in neurotraumatic
diseases, neurodegeneration occurs rapidly (minutes to hours) through necrosis at the core of injury, whereas in
penumbral region neurons undergo delayed neurodegeneration through apoptosis. Presence of lipid mediators in
biological fluids can be used for the diagnosis of above neurological disorders.
Neurodegeneration; neuroprotection; neurological disorders; apoptosis; oxidative stress; inflammation;
excitotoxicity; lipid mediators
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.