A state of the art of antioxidant properties of curcuminoids in neurodegenerative diseases

Serena Silvestro, Cinzia Sindona, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Neurodegenerative diseases represent a set of pathologies characterized by an irreversible and progressive, and a loss of neuronal cells in specific areas of the brain. Oxidative phosphorylation is a source of energy production by which many cells, such as the neuronal cells, meet their energy needs. Dysregulations of oxidative phosphorylation induce oxidative stress, which plays a key role in the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). To date, for most neurodegenerative diseases, there are no resolute treatments, but only interventions capable of alleviating the symptoms or slowing the course of the disease. Therefore, effective neuroprotection strategies are needed. In recent years, natural products, such as curcuminoids, have been intensively explored and studied for their therapeutic potentials in several neurodegenerative diseases. Curcuminoids are, nutraceutical com-pouns, that owen several therapeutic properties such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and neu-roprotective effects. In this context, the aim of this review was to provide an overview of preclinical and clinical evidence aimed to illustrate the antioxidant effects of curcuminoids in neurodegenera-tive diseases. Promising results from preclinical studies encourage the use of curcuminoids for neu-rodegeneration prevention and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3168
Pages (from-to)1-26
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2 2021


  • Anti-oxidant properties
  • Curcuminoids
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'A state of the art of antioxidant properties of curcuminoids in neurodegenerative diseases'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this