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Neuroprotectins are hormones which protect the central nervous system from injury.

Neuroprotectins A and B are bicyclohexapeptides.[1]

Neuroprotectin D is a docosanoid.[2]


  1. Kobayashi H, Shin-Ya K, Nagai K; et al. (2001). "Neuroprotectins A and B, bicyclohexapeptides protecting chick telencephalic neuronal cells from excitotoxicity. I. Fermentation, isolation, physico-chemical properties and biological activity". J. Antibiot. 54 (12): 1013–8. PMID 11858654.
  2. Serhan CN, Gotlinger K, Hong S, Arita M (2004). "Resolvins, docosatrienes, and neuroprotectins, novel omega-3-derived mediators, and their aspirin-triggered endogenous epimers: an overview of their protective roles in catabasis". Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat. 73 (3–4): 155–72. PMID 15290791.

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