Niacin treatment of stroke increases synaptic plasticity and axon growth in rats

  • Cui X
  • Chopp M
  • Zacharek A
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Abstract

Niacin is the most effective medication in current clinical use for increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. We tested the hypothesis that niacin treatment of stroke promotes synaptic plasticity and axon growth in the ischemic brain.

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  • HDL-cholesterol
  • axon growth
  • niacin
  • plasticity
  • stroke
  • synaptic

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Authors

  • Xu Cui

  • Michael Chopp

  • Alex Zacharek

  • Cynthia Roberts

  • Benjamin Buller

  • Madalina Ion

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