Cashew shell compound may mend damaged nerves

Cashew shell compound may mend damaged nerves

In laboratory experiments, a chemical compound found in the shell of the cashew nut promotes the repair of myelin, a team reports today.

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Åsa Ljunggren-Rose, Chandramohan Natarajan, Pranathi Matta, Akansha Pandey, Isha Upender, and Subramaniam Sriram. Anacardic acid induces IL-33 and promotes remyelination in CNS. PNAS, 2020 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2006566117

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/08/11/2006566117

Author: Ralph Turchiano

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