Effect of Asiatic Acid on the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury: An Experimental Study in Rats

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Gurcan O., Gurcat A. G., Kazanci A., Senturk S., BODUR E., Karaca E. U., ...More

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.27, no.2, pp.259-264, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.15747-15.2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-264
  • Keywords: Asiatic acid, Spinal cord injury, Trauma, FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY, TRAUMA
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


AIM: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition of the central nervous system. There is no proven therapeutic agent for the treatment of this complex disorder. Asiatic acid (AA) has been used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant agent in Eastern countries for many years. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of AA on the treatment of traumatic SCI in rats.