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The time course of action of two neuroprotectants, dietary saffron and photobiomodulation, assessed in the rat retina.
|Title||The time course of action of two neuroprotectants, dietary saffron and photobiomodulation, assessed in the rat retina.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Marco FD, Romeo S, Nandasena C, Purushothuman S, Adams C, Bisti S, Stone J|
|Journal||American journal of neurodegenerative disease|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Am J Neurodegener Dis|