Erythropoietin (EPO) is a cytokine mainly induced in hypoxia conditions. Its major production site is the kidney. EPO primarily acts on the erythroid progenitor cells in the bone marrow. More and more studies are highlighting its secondary functions, with a crucial focus on its role in the central nervous system. Here, EPO may interact with up to four distinct isoforms of its receptor (erythropoietin receptor [EPOR]), activating different signaling cascades with roles in neuroprotection and neurogenesis. Indeed, the EPO/EPOR axis has been widely studied in the neurodegenerative diseases field. Its potential therapeutic effects have been evaluated in multiple disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal cord injury, as well as brain ischemia, hypoxia, and hyperoxia. EPO is showing great promise by counteracting secondary neuroinflammatory processes, reactive oxygen species imbalance, and cell death in these diseases. Multiple studies have been performed both in vitro and in vivo, characterizing the mechanisms through which EPO exerts its neurotrophic action. In some cases, clinical trials involving EPO have been performed, highlighting its therapeutic potential. Together, all these works indicate the potential beneficial effects of EPO.
Erythropoietin as a Neuroprotective Molecule: An Overview of Its Therapeutic Potential in Neurodegenerative Diseases / F. Rey, A. Balsari, T. Giallongo, S. Ottolenghi, A.M. Di Giulio, M. Samaja, S. Carelli. - In: ASN NEURO. - ISSN 1759-0914. - 11(2019 Aug), pp. 1759091419871420.1-1759091419871420.18.
|Titolo:||Erythropoietin as a Neuroprotective Molecule: An Overview of Its Therapeutic Potential in Neurodegenerative Diseases|
REY, FEDERICA (Primo)
SAMAJA, MICHELE (Penultimo)
CARELLI, STEFANA (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||erythropoietin; neurodegeneration; neuroinflammation; neuroprotection|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/15 - Biologia Farmaceutica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ago-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1759091419871420|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|