Plant Compound, Farnesol, Seen to Protect Neurons in Mouse Model

Plant Compound, Farnesol, Seen to Protect Neurons in Mouse Model

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Plant Compound, Farnesol, Seen to Protect Neurons in Mouse Model

Farnesol, a natural compound of some herbs and fruits in commercial use, was seen to protect nerve cells in the brain and possibly restore some of these cells to health in multiple mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. Specifically, the compound prevented the loss of dopamine-producing neurons — nerve cells that gradually die in Parkinson’s disease — in these mice, and reversed behavioral changes that mimic Parkinson’s symptoms in people. “Our experiments showed that farnesol both significantly…

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