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Curcumin Derivatives Linked to a Reduction of Oxidative Stress in Mental Dysfunctions and Inflammatory Disorders


Priyanka Dhiman and Neelam Malik*   Pages 1 - 16 ( 16 )


Stress is a critical factor in the etiology of inflammation and neurodegeneration. The risk factor for the majority of psychiatric disorders is oxidative stress-induced depression. Mitochondrial damage and oxidative stress are associated with the development of neurodegenerative disorders. During aging, the brain and associated regions become more susceptible due to oxidative stress. The leading cause of oxidative stress is the continuous generation of ROS (reactive oxygen species) and RNS (Reactive nitrogen species) endogenously or exogenously. In this review, discussion on a potent antioxidant natural constituent “curcumin” has been made to alleviate many pathological and neurological disorders. A focused compilation of vast and informative research on the potential of curcumin as a magical moiety used therapeutically has been done in search of its role in controlling the neurological and similar disorders induced by oxidative stress.


Antioxidant,Curcumin,Inflammation,neurological dysfunction,Oxidative stress,mental dysfunction


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