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Abstract

Potential Therapeutic Agent In Psychiatric And Neurological Diseases: Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) which is known by its antioxidant properties can lead to positive reflections through various mechanisms of action in nervous system diseases. ALA can create privileges in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases through the vital features such as prevention of formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), having a mission as a cofactor in various enzyme complexes, promotion the level of antioxidants and neurotransmitters in brain. It has also been shown to be responsible for regulation the nerve growth factor, prevention of neuronal damage and neuronal loss, and vitalization of damaged tissues. Hence, the implementation of ALA as a therapeutic substance in the therapy of neurological and psychiatric diseases is promising in the treatment of diseases. Finally, ALA can prevent diseases related with nervous system.


Author(s):

Hande Çekici and Yunus Emre Bakırhan



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