DHEA and the Brain (Nutrition, Brain, and Behavior) by Robert Morfin

By Robert Morfin

DHEA and the mind experiences a number of current reviews relating to DHEA management to animals and people. bankruptcy authors evaluation DHEA metabolism in tissues and organs, discover DHEA results within the liver which may be of value to the mind, and speak about contemporary findings concerning how DHEA is made within the mind. New views concerning the neuroprotective results of DHEA are awarded, in addition to perception on the topic of DHEA metabolism within the brain.A variety of wellbeing and fitness merits were linked to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), together with anti-cancer, anti-osteoporosis, anti-atherosclerosis, anti-diabetes, immuno-stimulating, and memory-enhancing results. This has brought on hundreds of thousands of individuals to take this hormone as a regular dietary complement. besides the fact that, there's a few problem that lengthy self-administration may end up in health and wellbeing difficulties, in addition to unease approximately strength unintended effects a result of construction of steroid derivatives within the tissues.Featuring an esteemed panel of members, this quantity offers an authoritative review of the study bearing on DHEA and the mind. It provides quite a few cutting edge methods and concepts for destiny investigations into the physiological activities of this hormone.

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Et al. (2000) Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), DHEA sulfate, and aging: contribution of the DHEAge study to a sociobiomedical issue. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 97, 4279–4284. , de Montigny, C. and Debonnel, G. (1996) Potentiation of neuronal NMDA response induced by dehydroepiandrosterone and its suppression by progesterone: effects mediated via sigma receptors. J. , 16, 1193–1202. -F. -E. (1996) Relationship of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate in the elderly with functional, psychological, and mental status, and short term mortality: a French community-based study.

1998). These authors also showed that clinical recovery, following a succesful antidepressant treatment, is associated with an enhancement of CSF allopregnanolone concentrations. While the circulating levels of progesterone and allopregnanolone are dramatically reduced in menopause, due to the cessation of ovarian activity, the circulating levels of DHEA and DHEAS are independent from the steroidogenic activity of the ovary (Jones and James, 1987). , 1996), may correlate with the presence and intensity of menopause-associated psychological symptoms.

CONCLUDING REMARKS The results summarized in this chapter support the view that DHEA is a neurosteroid and its synthesis/accumulation appears to be rapidly regulated by brainintrinsic mechanisms involving the activation of intracellular second messenger pathways and ascorbic acid. , 1994; Pierce and Rebec, 1994). , 1998; Compagnone and Mellon, 1998), may be relevant in several pathophysiological aspects in which glutamatergic neurotransmission is involved. e. , 1998), thus far, conflicting results have been obtained in humans when trying either to correlate endogenous DHEA(S) with cognitive function or to assess an effect of DHEA administration on cognition or more generally on well-being (Wolf and Kirschbaum, 1999).

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