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Neuroprotective effects of donepezil against cholinergic depletion.

Cutuli D, De Bartolo P, Caporali P, Tartaglione AM, Oddi D, D’Amato FR, Nobili A, D’Amelio M, Petrosini L (2013) Neuroprotective effects of donepezil against cholinergic depletion. Alzheimers Res Ther 5(5):50. doi: 10.1186/alzrt215

Summary: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors appear to be one of the only pharmacological tools available to reduce cognitive deficits caused by the loss of cholinergic neurons in the basal forebrain. Here the authors pre-treated rats with the aceytlcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil before administering 0.5 μg of 192-IgG-SAP (Cat. #IT-01) into each side of the medial septum. Analysis of working memory, spatial discrimination, social novelty preference, and ultrasonic localizations, along with measuring hippocampal and neocortical caspase-3 activity indicates that donepezil pre-treatment ameliorates some effects of the cholinergic depletion.

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