Ubiquinone derivative with protective effects against cerebral ischemia. Nootropic
Idebenone is an organic compound belonging to the quinone family, being similar to coenzyme Q-10. It is a kind of drug developed by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and some other cognitive defects. However, these have been not very much progress associated with this indication. It is now also used for the treatment of Friedreich’s ataxia with a positive effect on cardiac hypertrophy and neurological function. However, this indication is only approved in Canada, not in Europe and US. It is now under investigation on its efficacy for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes) as well as primary progressive multiple sclerosis. The efficacy of this drug still demands more evidences.
ChEBI: A member of the class of 1,4-benzoquinones which is substituted by methoxy groups at positions 2 and 3, by a methyl group at positions 5, and by a 10-hydroxydecyl group at positions 6. Initially developed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, benefits
ere modest; it was subsequently found to be of benefit for the symptomatic treatment of Friedreich's ataxia.
Antioxidant and neuroprotective agent. Protects mitochondrial membranes against lipid peroxidation and blocks glutamate neurotoxicity in vitro and in vivo . Inhibits apoptosis of astrocytes via increased NGF production.
cognition enhancer, nootropic
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