Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
14
2010

celastrol

A natural molecule derived from the celastracaeae plant. Used in Chinese medicine, celastrol was found to trigger the production of heat shock proteins in a variety of cell types, including nerve cells. It also was found to be protective, inhibiting apoptosis under conditions of severe stress.