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Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128154618, 9780128154625

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

1st Edition

Neurochemical and Pharmacological Properties

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Editors: Tahira Farooqui Akhlaq A. Farooqui
Paperback ISBN: 9780128154618
eBook ISBN: 9780128154625
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th March 2019
Page Count: 544
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Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders: Neurochemical and Pharmacological Properties focuses on the different molecular mechanisms underlying curcumin-mediated beneficial effects in neurological diseases. The book's editors discuss the neurochemical and pharmacological properties of curcumin, followed by the effect of curcumin in neurotraumatic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropsychiatric diseases. The book also offers a perspective on future studies on the treatment of neurological disorders.

The beneficial effects of curcumin have been observed both in cultured cells and in animal models, thus paving the way for ongoing present and future human clinical trials. Curcumin produces antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects not only by blocking oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in neurotraumatic and neurodegenerative diseases, but also by restoring cellular homeostasis and rebalancing redox equilibrium.

Key Features

  • Identifies molecular mechanisms of curcumin effects in neurological diseases
  • Includes effects on neurotraumatic, neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases
  • Covers the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of curcumin
  • Examines curcumin’s potential in developing new therapeutic drugs


Researchers, physicians, students in neuroscience, neurology, and pharmacology

Table of Contents

1. Neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders
2. Curcumin: Historical background, chemistry, pharmacological action and potential therapeutic value
3. Curcumin in neurological disorders
4. Curcumin in neurological disorders: An overview
5. The potential role of curcumin in treatment and prevention for neurological disorders
6. The chemistry and biological activities of curcuminoids: Impacts on neurological  disorders
7. Pharmacological effects of curcuminoids in neurological disorders
8. Anti-oxidant properties of curcumin: Impact on neurological disorders
9. Omics and epigenetics of polyphenol mediated neuroprotection: The curcumin perspective
10. Curcumin offers potential efficacy for treating Alzheimer’s disease
11. Potential role of curcumin and its derivatives against Alzheimer Disease
12. Usefulness of curcumin analogs for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer Disease
13. Potential therapeutic impacts of curcumin against age-related impaired cognition and memory
14. Potential therapeutic impacts of curcumin for improving memory impairment
15. Curcumin derivatives as metal-chelating agents: Implications for potential therapeutic agent for neurological disorders
16. Neuroprotective propensity of Curcumin: evidences in animal models; Mechanisms and its potential therapeutic value
17. Molecular mechanisms of action of curcumin and its relevance to some clinical conditions
18. Therapeutic potentials of curcumin in Parkinson’s disease
19. Beneficial role of curcumin in preventing the aggregation of the Amyloid-β peptide in Alzheimer disease
20. Curcumin impact on multiple sclerosis
21. Potential therapeutic impacts of curcumin in treating epilepsy
22. The potential beneficial effects of curcumin in diabetic retinopathy
23. Current and combinative curcumin therapeutics for treating spinal cord injury
24. Curcumin and inflammatory brain diseases
25. Curcumin in depressive disorders
26. Summary, perspective and direction for future research



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About the Editors

Tahira Farooqui

Tahira Farooqui

Tahira Farooqui has published extensively on drug receptor interactions, biogenic amines in vertebrate and invertebrate nervous systems, biogenic amines mediated signaling, neural plasticity, as well as neuromoulatory roles of octopamine in the reinorcepathway involved in learning and memory, glycerophospholipid and sphingolipid metabolism and molecular signaling mechanisms in the brain. She is the author of 65 peer-reviewed research articles, one monographs and 8 edited books. She has coauthored a monograph in 2008 Metabolism and Function of Bioactive Ether Lipids in the Brain, 2008, by Springer, and have edited 8 Life Sciences books:1) Biogenic Amines: Pharmacological, Neurochemical, and Molecular Aspects in CNS, 2010, NOVA Science Publishers; 2) Phytochemicals and Human Health: Pharmacological and Molecular Aspects, 2011, NOVA Science Publishers; 3) Molecular Aspects of Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection, 2011, Bentham Science Publishers; 4) Oxidative Stress in Vertebrates and Invertebrates: Molecular Aspects of Oxidative Stress on Cell Signaling, 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 5) Beneficial effects of propolis on human health and chronic diseases. Vol I, 2012, NOVA Science Publishers, Hauppage, New York; 6) Tahira Farooqui and Akhlaq A. Farooqui, Beneficial effects of propolis on human health and chronic diseases. Vol II, 2012, NOVA Science Publishers, Hauppage, New York; 7) Metabolic Syndrome and Neurological Disorders, 2013, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; and 8) Diet and Exercise in Cognitive Function and Neurological Diseases, 2015, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Department of Entomology/Center for Molecular Neurobiology, College of Biological Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Akhlaq A. Farooqui

Akhlaq A. Farooqui

Akhlaq A. Farooqui is a leader in the field of signal transduction, brain phospholipases A2, bioactive ether lipid metabolism, polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolism, glycerophospholipid-, sphingolipid-, and cholesterol-derived lipid mediators, glutamate-induced neurotoxicity and modulation of signal transduction by phytochemicals. He has published more than 200 hundred papers, authored 11 monographs: Glycerophospholipids in Brain: Phospholipase A2 in Neurological Disorders (2007); Neurochemical Aspects of Excitotoxicity (2008); Metabolism and Functions of Bioactive Ether Lipids in Brain (2008); and Hot Topics in Neural Membrane Lipidology (2009); Beneficial Effects of Fish Oil in Human Brain (2009); Neurochemical Aspects of Neurotraumatic and Neurodegenerative Diseases (2010); Lipid Mediators and their Metabolism in the Brain (2011); Phytochemicals, Signal Transduction, and Neurological Disorders (2012); Metabolic Syndrome: An Important Risk Factor for Stroke, Alzheimer Disease, Depression (2013); Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Neurological Disorders (2014); High Calorie Diet and the Human Brain: Consequences of Long Term Consumption (2015); Therapeutic Potentials of Curcumin for Alzheimer Disease (2016). All monographs are published by Springer, New York. Akhlaq A. Farooqui has edited 10 books published by Wiley Blackwell Publishing Company, New York; Nova Science Publisher, New York; Bentham Science Publishers, Dubai, and Elsevier, San Diego, CA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

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