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Author (up) Wang, L.-L.; Sun, Y.; Huang, K.; Zheng, L.
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  Title Curcumin, a potential therapeutic candidate for retinal diseases Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Molecular Nutrition & Food Research Abbreviated Journal Mol Nutr Food Res  
  Volume 57 Issue 9 Pages 1557-1568  
  Keywords Anti-inflammation; Antioxidative; Curcumin; Epigenetics; Retinal diseases  
  Abstract Curcumin, the major extraction of turmeric, has been widely used in many countries for centuries both as a spice and as a medicine. In the last decade, researchers have found the beneficial effects of curcumin on multiple disorders are due to its antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antiproliferative properties, as well as its novel function as an inhibitor of histone aectyltransferases. In this review, we summarize the recent progress made on studying the beneficial effects of curcumin on multiple retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Recent clinical trials on the effectiveness of phosphatidylcholine formulated curcumin in treating eye diseases have also shown promising results, making curcumin a potent therapeutic drug candidate for inflammatory and degenerative retinal and eye diseases.  
  Address College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1613-4125 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:23417969 Approved no  
  Call Number @ @ Serial 42041  
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