Calpain and failed neuroprotection

No, calpain is not pain found in California! The science of neuroprotection is in its infancy, but promises to be BIGGG!!! Neuroprotection assumes that continued excessive stimulation of a neuron injures it, so suppressive forces are normally in play. When the “tachometer” gets in the pain red zone, as it were, the neurochemicals such as calpain kick in. Since all CP subjects live in the red zone, calpain should be our friend, but where is it when we need it? Or, does it take more than calpain to stop the runaway pain locomotive which is CP. These questions will shortly begin to form in the minds of those who can answer it.

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