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Lazaroid U-74389G (LAZ) is a 21-aminosteroid that has radioprotective effects against radiation-induced lipid peroxidation. Researchers utilized a liposomal formulation to evaluate LAZ radioprotective and antiproliferative effects in a glioblastoma mouse model. LAZ liposomal formulations reduced tumor growth by 65%. LAZ also protected brain tissue from radiation-induced lipid peroxidation by reducing MDA concentration by 50%1.
Novel antioxidant compounds, the pyrrolopyrimidines, has been discovered, possess increased efficacy & potency in protecting cultured neurons against iron-induced lipid peroxidative injury and as much as a 5-fold increase in brain uptake compared with U-74006G. They appear to quench lipid peroxidation reactions by electron-donating and/or radical-trapping mechanisms2.
Increased levels of oxidative damage to DNA, lipids and proteins have been detected by a range of assays in post-mortem tissues from patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and at least some of these changes may occur early in disease progression.
U-74006F appears to localize in the blood-brain barrier. Studies have demonstrated that lymphocyte-derived microparticles (LMPs) impair endothelial cell function. The antioxidant U-74389G were partially protective against the antiproliferative effects of LMPs3.