Posts Tagged ‘Montelukast’

Old rat brains rejuvenated and new neurons grown by asthma drug | New Scientist

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

As we get older, most of us will experience some kind of brain degeneration. Typically, we lose the ability to make new neurons. Another problem is chronic, low-grade inflammation in the brain, which is implicated in many age-related brain disorders.

To tackle both problems in one go, Ludwig Aigner at Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg in Austria and his colleagues targeted a set of receptors in the brain that, when activated, trigger inflammation.

High numbers of these receptors are found in areas of the brain where neurons are born, suggesting they might also be involved in this process, too.

A drug called montelukast (Singulair)….

Old rat brains rejuvenated & new neurons grown by asthma drug #Montelukast reduces inflammation & incr. regeneration