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Curcumin-piperlongumine hybrids with a multitarget profile elicit neuroprotection in in vitro models of oxidative stress and hyperphosphorylation. Antioxidants. Jan 2022. DOI: http://10.3390/antiox11010028

Novel Series of Dual NRF2 Inducers and Selective MAO-B Inhibitors for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Antioxidants. Feb 2022. DOI: http://10.3390/antiox11020247 

Transcription Factor NRF2 Participates in Cell Cycle Progression at the Level of G1/S and Mitotic Checkpoints. Antioxidants. May 2022. DOI: http://10.3390/antiox11050946

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Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid: From Herbal Medicine to Clinical Development for Cancer and Chronic Diseases. Frontiers in  Pharmacology. Feb 2020. DOI: http://10.3389/fphar.2020.00151

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Aza-CGP37157-lipoic hybrids designed as novel Nrf2-inducers and antioxidants exert neuroprotection against oxidative stress and show neuroinflammation inhibitory properties. Drug Development Research. May 2020. DOI: 10.1002/ddr.21618

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When It Comes to an End: Oxidative Stress Crosstalk with Protein Aggregation and Neuroinflammation Induce Neurodegeneration. Antioxidants. Aug 2020. DOI: 10.3390/antiox9080740 

Protective role of microglial HO-1 blockade in aging: Implication of iron metabolism. Redox Biology. Nov 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.redox.2020.101789

Wip modulates oxidative stress through NRF2/KEAP1 in glioblastoma cells. Antioxidants. Sep. 2020. DOI: http://10.3390/antiox9090773

Can Activation of NRF2 Be a Strategy against COVID-19?Antioxidants. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. Sep. 2020. DOI: 10.1016/

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Pharmacological doses of melatonin impede cognitive decline in tau-related Alzheimer models, once tauopathy is initiated, by restoring the autophagic flux. Journal of Pineal research. Aug 2019. DOI: http://10.1111/jpi.12578


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Neurogenic and neuroprotective donepezil-flavonoid hybrids wit sigma-1 affinity and inhibition of key enzymes in Alzheimer’s disease. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2018. DOI:

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Deficiency in the transcription factor NRF2 worsens inflammatory parameters in a mouse model with combined tauopathy and amyloidopathy. Redox Biol. Sep 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.redox.2018.07.006

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