Antiviral diseases

April 13, 2019

Oats-derived compound functions as an anti-HIV agent: A pharmaceutical mixture encompassing Avenanthramide-A  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, 13/April/2019, 11.56 pm

What we say: Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that:  Oats-derived compound functions as an anti-HIV agent: A pharmaceutical mixture encompassing Avenanthramide-A  increases Heme oxygenase 2 […]
April 6, 2019

Eat oats to stay free of infections caused by chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses: Oats-based antiviral therapy for chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses: Avenanthramide-A, derived from Oats, 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, 6/April/2019, 12.43 pm

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 […]
April 5, 2019

Eat oats to stay protected against infectious diseases: Avenanthramide A, found in Oats,  inhibits Hepatitis-B/C, Dengue, Zika, Ebola, HIV-1, Mtb, Malaria, CMV, Influenza H1NI1,  respiratory syncytial,  Sindbis, and SFV viruses by increasing the Levels of the Antiviral Proteins IFITM3, & Interferon-stimulated gene 15, 5/April/2019, 10.32 pm

Introduction: What they say:  A study from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA […]
March 28, 2019

Molecular therapy for tuberculosis (TB): Clioquinol[iodochlorhydroxyquin] (Trade name:Cortin),  an antifungal and antiprotozoal drug that inhibits certain enzymes related to DNA replication, deacetylates RelA/p65, inhibits inflammatory gene expression downstream of RelA/p65, inhibits TB pathogenesis, increases the efficacy of anti-TB drug, and promotes M. tuberculosis clearance via upregulation of its target gene, 28/March/2019, 5.47 am

Introduction: What they say: A study from the Singapore Immunology Network, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore; and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang […]