Comparison of the effects of melatonin and methylprednisolone in experimental spinal cord injury

Kaptanoglu E., Tuncel M., Palaoglu S., Konan A., Demirpence E., Kilinc K.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.93, no.1, pp.77-84, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/spi.2000.93.1.0077
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-84


Object. Melatonin is a very effective antioxidant agent. This study was performed to investigate the effects of melatonin in experimental spinal cord injury (SCI). The authors also compared its effects with those of methylprednisolone, which also protects the spinal cord from secondary injury because of its antioxidant effect on membrane lipids.