The time course of action of two neuroprotectants, dietary saffron and photobiomodulation, assessed in the rat retina.

TitleThe time course of action of two neuroprotectants, dietary saffron and photobiomodulation, assessed in the rat retina.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMarco FD, Romeo S, Nandasena C, Purushothuman S, Adams C, Bisti S, Stone J
JournalAmerican journal of neurodegenerative disease
Volume2
Issue3
Pagination208-20
Date Published2013
Abstract

Dietary saffron and photobiomodulation (low-level infrared radiation, PBM) are emerging as therapeutically promising protectants for neurodegenerative conditions, such as the retinal dystrophies. In animal models, saffron and PBM, given in limited daily doses, protect retina and brain from toxin- or light-induced stress. This study addresses the rate at which saffron and PBM, given in daily doses, induce neuroprotection, using a light damage model of photoreceptor degeneration in Sprague Dawley (SD) rats.

DOI10.3389/fncir.2013.00150
Alternate JournalAm J Neurodegener Dis