The neuroprotective role of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for neurodegenerative diseases: A short review on experimental studies

Yulug B., HANOĞLU L., Kilic E., POLAT B., Schabitz W. R.

Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, vol.16, no.16, pp.1269-1273, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.2174/1389557516666160523145154
  • Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1269-1273
  • Keywords: Neuroprotection, Parkinson, Stroke, Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


There are rapidly replicating human data suggesting the therapeutic and neurorestorative role of transcranial magnetic stimulation in various neurological and psychiatric disorders. However there are only limited experimental studies in the literature enlighting the neurobiological mechanisms of this technique. In the light of these findings, we aimed to review the neuroprotective effect of rTMS in various animal studies. We have shown that rTMS may exert significant neuroprotective effect through acting on the neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress and As aggregation.