Alzheimer’s disease: Natural products as inhibitors of neuroinflammation

Olumayokun Olajide, Satyajit D. Sarker

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and affects 44 million people worldwide. New emerging evidence from pre-clinical and clinical investigations shows that neuroinflammation is a major pathological component of AD suggesting that anti-inflammatory strategies are important in delaying the onset or slowing the progression of the disease. However, efforts to employ current anti-inflammatoryagents in AD clinical trials have produced limited success. Consequently, there is a need to explore anti-inflammatory natural products, which target neuroinflammatory pathways relevant to AD pathogenesis. This review summarises important druggable molecular targets of neuroinflammation and presents classes of antineuroinflammatory natural products with potentials for preventing and reducing symptoms of AD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1439-1455
Number of pages17
Issue number6
Early online date15 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020


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