The research progress of neuroprotective effect of lycopene
Lycopene is one of a carotenoids, it is rich in tomatoes, pomegranate, papaya and other plants. When got into the human body, it is found in the testes, adrenal glands, liver, adipose tissue, prostate and ovaries and other tissues. Lycopene has wide biological activities including anti-tumor, anti-inflammation, etc. With the development of the society, neurological diseases have become a major health threat to human. An increasing number of studies shown that lycopene have protective effect on neurons through multiple mechanisms. In this review, the neuroprotective effect of lycopene is reviewed.