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Antiviral diseases

April 10, 2018

Antiviral therapy for chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses: Berberine, isolated from berberis, increases spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase (SAT) expression, depletes spermidine and Spermine levels, and restricts Chikungunya and Zika viruses replication via up regulation of its target gene, 10/April/2018, 7.33 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 10, 2018

Antiviral therapy for chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses: Suramin (trade name: Moranyl, Naganin, Naganine and others), a drug used in the treatment of sleeping sickness and others, increases spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase (SAT) expression, depletes spermidine and Spermine levels, and restricts Chikungunya and Zika viruses replication via up regulation of its target gene, 10/April/2018, 7.17 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 3, 2018

Cotton-derived compound functions as an anti-HIV agent: Gossypol, a natural compound isolated from cotton, 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 up regulation of its target gene, 3/April/2017, 10.08 pm

What we say: Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that: Cotton-derived compound functions as an anti-HIV agent: Gossypol, a natural compound isolated from cotton, […]
March 30, 2018

Treating viral and bacterial diseases with statins: Statin-based anti-infective therapy: Lovastatin (trade name: Mevacor), a medication used in the treatment of lowering cholesterol, 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, 30/March/2018,  11.41 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 […]