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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 152 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-010-0702-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1583-1590
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


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).