Neuroprotective effects of berry fruits on neurodegenerative diseases

Selvaraju Subash, Musthafa Mohamed Essa*, Samir Al-Adawi, Mushtaq A. Memon, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Mohammed Akbar

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Recent clinical research has demonstrated that berry fruits can prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases and improve motor and cognitive functions. The berry fruits are also capable of modulating signaling pathways involved in inflammation, cell survival, neurotransmission and enhancing neuroplasticity. The neuroprotective effects of berry fruits on neurodegenerative diseases are related to phytochemicals such as anthocyanin, caffeic acid, catechin, quercetin, kaempferol and tannin. In this review, we made an attempt to clearly describe the beneficial effects of various types of berries as promising neuroprotective agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1557-1566
Number of pages10
JournalNeural Regeneration Research
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2014


  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Berry fruit
  • Nerve regeneration
  • Neural regeneration
  • Neurodegenerative disease
  • Neuroprotection
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Neuroscience


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