Medical Studies on Pregnenolone

Augmentation of endogenous neurosteroid synthesis alters experimental status epilepticus dynamics

2020-09 Lucchi C, Costa AM, Senn L, Messina S, Rustichelli C, Biagini G

Neurosteroids can modulate γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptor-mediated inhibitory currents. Recently, we discovered that the neurosteroids progesterone, 5α-dihydroprogesterone, allopregnanolone, and pregnanolone are reduced in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with status epilepticus (SE). However, it is undetermined whether neurosteroids influence SE.

Neurosteroid levels in patients with bipolar disorder and a history of cannabis use disorders

2017-12 Van Enkevort E, Filbey F, Marx CE, Park J, Nakamura A, Sunderajan P, Brown ES

In animal models, levels of the neurosteroid pregnenolone increase after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) administration and pregnenolone appears to attenuate the brain effects of THC. Given these interactions between pregnenolone and THC, we evaluated baseline neurosteroid levels in participants with a history of a cannabis use disorders (CUDs).

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