Considering what just has been described, prevention of the degenerative factors induced by aging points to the application of an anti-apoptotic action to the nervous cells and glia of the human retina. One possible drug to perform this is acetyl-carnitine (ALCAR). In recent years attention has been focused on the advantageous influence of carnitine as an anti-apoptotic agent, above all as a molecule able to block the mitochondrial pathway in programmed cell death. Moreover ALCAR seems to have a major protective role in the senile retina decay. The anti-apoptotic action caused by carnitine includes induction of growth factors, increase in mitochondrial metabolism, protective action on the mitochondrial membrane integrity, inhibition of caspase activity, and finally, an antioxidant activity.

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