Antiviral diseases

October 22, 2018

Taming microbial infections with anti-tapeworm drugs:  Niclosamide (trade name: Niclocide, Fenasal, Phenasal), an anti-tapeworm drug, 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 22/October/2018, 11.59 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 […]
October 11, 2018

Analgesic pills as anti-infective agents:  Parecoxib (trade name: Dynastat), a selective Cox-2 inhibitor, 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 12/October/2018, 2.27 am

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 […]
October 11, 2018

Probiotic-based Antiviral therapy for Neuroinvasive West Nile virus: Probiotic Lactobacillus Rhamnosus increases the expression of RIPK3, promotes chemokines production, inhibits neuroinflammation, and restricts neuroinvasive West Nile virus production and pathogenesis in neurons via upregulation of its target gene, 12/October/2018, 2.17 am

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 […]
October 10, 2018

Repurposing the analgesic agent Parecoxib into an anti-HIV agent: Parecoxib (trade name: Dynastat), a selective cox-2 (Cyclooxygease-2) inhibitor, 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, 11/october/2018, 12.14 am

What we say: Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that: Repurposing the analgesic agent Parecoxib into an anti-HIV agent: Parecoxib (trade name: Dynastat), a […]