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Melatonin Supplementation in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Current Status

  • Giovanni Polimeni
  • Claudio Guarneri
  • Salvatore Cuzzocrea
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Abstract

Neurodegenerative diseases are chronic and progressive disorders characterized by selective destruction of neurons in motor, sensory, and cognitive systems. Despite their different origins, the majority of central and peripheral nervous system degenerative diseases (including Parkinson’s disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Huntington’s disease (HD), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) share the reduced capacity to maintain the balance between free radical formation and antioxidative mechanisms as a common critical factor [1].

Keywords

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Huntington Disease Multiple System Atrophy Pineal Gland Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Polimeni
    • 1
  • Claudio Guarneri
    • 2
  • Salvatore Cuzzocrea
    • 3
  1. 1.Sicilian Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance, C/O Unit of PharmacologyA.O.U. Policlinico “G. Martino”, Torre BiologicaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Experimental Medicine, Section of DermatologyThe University of Messina C/O A.O.U. Policlinico “G. Martino”MessinaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Biological and Environmental SciencesThe University of MessinaMessinaItaly

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