Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Research Article
The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013, Article ID 612684, 1 page
Letter to the Editor

Comment on “Berberine and Its Emerging Benefits in Psychiatric Conditions Especially Alzheimer's Disease”

Mechanicsville Hospital, Mechanicsville, VA 23223, USA

Received 11 December 2012; Accepted 1 April 2013

Copyright © 2013 Shailendra Kapoor. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. H. F. Ji and L. Shen, “Molecular basis of inhibitory activities of berberine against pathogenic enzymes in Alzheimer's disease,” The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2012, Article ID 823201, 4 pages, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. L. Jia, J. Liu, Z. Song et al., “Berberine suppresses amyloid-beta-induced inflammatory response in microglia by inhibiting nuclear factor-kappaB and mitogen-activated protein kinase signalling pathways,” Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, vol. 64, pp. 1510–1521, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  3. S. S. Durairajan, L. F. Liu, J. H. Lu et al., “Berberine ameliorates beta-amyloid pathology, gliosis, and cognitive impairment in an Alzheimer's disease transgenic mouse model,” Neurobiology of Aging, vol. 33, pp. 2903–2919, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  4. F. Zhu, F. Wu, Y. Ma et al., “Decrease in the production of beta-amyloid by berberine inhibition of the expression of beta-secretase in HEK293 cells,” BMC Neuroscience, vol. 12, article 125, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  5. M. Asai, N. Iwata, A. Yoshikawa et al., “Berberine alters the processing of Alzheimer's amyloid precursor protein to decrease Aβ secretion,” Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol. 352, no. 2, pp. 498–502, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. S. K. Kulkarni and A. Dhir, “On the mechanism of antidepressant-like action of berberine chloride,” European Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 589, no. 1-3, pp. 163–172, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus