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It enhances the expression of anti- apoptotic proteins, such as Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL, and down-regulates the expression of Bim, a pro-apoptotic factor, preventing programmed cell death. 90, 100 Estradiol also activates antioxidant systems to protect neuronal cells from apoptosis by upregulating the expression of manganese superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase. 101

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