Natural Coumarins as a Novel Class of Neuroprotective Agents

Author(s): Francesco Epifano, Massimo Curini, Luigi Menghini, Salvatore Genovese

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 9 , Issue 11 , 2009

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Neurodegenerative disorders are a heterogeneous group of diseases and are among the most invaliding syndromes for humans. The aim of this manuscript is to review what has been reported so far in the literature about coumarins as a novel class of pharmacologically active compounds in chemoprevention and/or therapy of these diseases.

Keywords: Chemoprevention, coumarins, natural compounds, neurodegenerative disorders, neuroprotective activity

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Year: 2009
Page: [1262 - 1271]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/138955709789878141
Price: $65

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