- Positive resveratrol outcomes in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has fueled interest due to failures in multiple anti-amyloid trials.
- In a 119 patient dose escalation Phase 2 AD study, resveratrol demonstrated stabilization of key biomarkers, including amyloid levels in CSF and plasma.
- Compared to the placebo-treated group, at 52 weeks, resveratrol markedly reduced CSF MMP9 and increased macrophage-derived chemokine (MDC), interleukin (IL)-4, and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2.
- Compared to baseline, resveratrol increased plasma MMP10 and decreased IL-12P40, IL12P70, and RANTES. In this subset analysis, resveratrol treatment attenuated declines in mini-mental status examination (MMSE) scores, change in ADL (ADCS-ADL) scores, and CSF Aβ42 levels during the 52-week trial, but did not alter tau levels.
- Conclusions: Collectively, these data suggest, while using an insufficient threshold dose of unformulated resveratrol, that resveratrol decreases CSF MMP9, modulates neuro-inflammation, and induces adaptive immunity. SIRT1 activation may be a viable target for treatment or prevention of neurodegenerative disorders. Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.govNCT01504854
- Based on other positive resveratrol neurological studies with a pharmacokinetic component (4), the highest dose administered in treating AD patients did not generate the plasma levels of resveratrol that the investigators and JOT believes is needed for full therapeutic effect of resveratrol, which can be achieved through JOTROL administration.
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