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March 9, 2020

Repurposing the anti-hypertensive drug Carvedilol into an antiviral agent: Carvedilol (trade name: Coreg), increases spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase (SAT) expression, depletes spermidine and Spermine levels, and restricts Chikungunya and Zika viruses replication, via upregulation of its target gene, 10/March/2019, 12.02 am

Introduction: What they say A study from the Viral Populations and Pathogenesis Unit, Institut Pasteur, CNRS UMR 3569, 25–28 rue du Dr. Roux, 75724 Paris Cedex […]
March 9, 2020

Antiviral therapy against Neuroinvasive West Nile virus: Zafirlukast, an anti-asthmatic drug, increases the expression of RIPK3, promotes chemokines production, inhibits neuroinflammation, and restricts neuroinvasive West Nile virus production and pathogenesis in neurons via up regulation of its target gene, 9/March/2020, 11.42 pm

Introduction: What they say A study from the Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98109, USA; Center for Innate Immunity and Immune Disease, University of […]
March 9, 2020

Repurposing the anti-cancer agent Imatinib into an anti-HIV agent: Imatinib (trade name: Gleevec, Glivec and others) increases Heme oxygenase 2 (HO-2) expression, blocks N-myristoylation of HIV-1 Gag protein, disrupts HIV-1 budding, and restricts HIV-1 production, via upregulation of its target gene, 9/March/2020, 11.23 pm

What we say: Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that: Repurposing the anti-cancer agent Imatinib into an anti-HIV agent: Imatinib (trade name: Gleevec, […]
March 9, 2020

Curing, preventing and reversing diabetes with a commonly available antiasthmatic drug Montelukast: Montelukast-based therapy for TIIDM and obesity-associated metabolic deficits: Montelukast (trade name: Singulair and others), a vasodilator used in the treatment of asthma, increases Lipocalin 2 (LCN2) expression, activates an MC4R-dependent anorexigenic pathway, decreases TXNIP expression, suppresses appetite and weight gain, increases insulin secretion, improves glucose tolerance, promotes glucose homeostasis, improves obesity-associated metabolic deficits and prevents progression to TIIDM, via down-regulation of its target gene, 9/March/2020, 11.08 pm

Introduction: What they say A study from the Department of Physiology-Cellular Biophysics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA shows that “MC4R-dependent […]