Curcumin improves early functional results after experimental spinal cord injury

Cemil B., Topuz K., Demircan M. N. , KURT G. , Tun K., Kutlay M., ...More

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.152, no.9, pp.1583-1590, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 152 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-010-0702-x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1583-1590


Curcumin is a polyphenol extracted from the rhizome of Curcuma longa and well known as a multifunctional drug with anti-oxidative, anticancerous, and anti-inflammatory activities. The aim of the study was to evaluate and compare the effects of the use of the curcumin and the methylprednisolone sodium succinate (MPSS) functionally, biochemically, and pathologically after experimental spinal cord injury (SCI).