Cell-based model of Parkinson’s disease to evaluate anti-neurotoxic effects of Cistanche

Takeaway

  • In a new neuroblastoma mutant DJ-1 cell-based model of Parkinson’s disease (PD), Cistanche, a traditional Chinese medicine, was protective against H2O2-induced neurotoxicity.

Why this matters

  • Cistanche and its active ingredients may warrant further investigation as a treatment for PD.