Natural product-based therapy for Diabetic retinopathy: A pharmaceutical mixture encompassing Fluvastatin, Epicatechin and Matrine (ANEM) inhibits Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) expression, decreases toxic 19,20-dihydroxydocosapentaenoic acid levels, inhibits pericyte loss, vascular permeability, and inflammation of the eye and progression of diabetic retinopathy, via down regulation of its target gene, 15/January/2018, 5.07 am

Introduction: What they say A study from the Institute for Vascular Signalling, Centre for Molecular Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; and German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) partner site Rhein-Main, Germany shows that “Inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase prevents diabetic retinopathy.” This research paper was published, in the 6 December 2017 issue of […]

Lifespan extension therapy:  Prostaglandin J2 (PGJ2) may increase life span via up-regulation of its target gene BubR1, 15/January/2018, 4.55 am

 What they say: Introduction:  A recent study from the Department of Genetics, Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging Harvard Medical School, Boston,USA; and Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Australia shows that Sirtuin-2 induces the checkpoint kinase BubR1 to increase lifespan. This study was published, in the 1 July  2014 issue of the […]

Anti-infective Therapy: Fisetin, isolated from A.Greggi and A.Berlanderi among others,  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, 15/January/2018,  4.41 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 shows that “The IFITM proteins mediate cellular resistance to influenza A H1N1 virus, West Nile virus, and dengue virus.” This study was published, in the 24 December 2009 issue of the […]

Molecular therapy for Metastatic cancers: Torasemide, an anti-hypertensive drug, increases the expression of tumor/metastatic suppressors BigH3 and TIPE2, inhibits cell cycle progression, and suppresses migration, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells via up regulation of its target gene, 15/January/2018, 4.30 am

From significance of the study to Public health relevance:  Given that: (i) each year nearly 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer globally, and little more than half of them will die; (ii) cancer deaths globally are expected to be doubled by 2030; (iii) most of the cancer patients die due to metastasis; (iv) cancer treatment causes […]

Anti-infective Therapy: Berberine, isolated from Berberis among others,  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, 13/January/2018,  11.36 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 shows that “The IFITM proteins mediate cellular resistance to influenza A H1N1 virus, West Nile virus, and dengue virus.” This study was published, in the 24 December 2009 issue of the […]

Natural product-based therapy for Diabetic retinopathy: A pharmaceutical mixture encompassing Atorvastatin, Epicatechin and Matrine (ANEM) inhibits Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) expression, decreases toxic 19,20-dihydroxydocosapentaenoic acid levels, inhibits pericyte loss, vascular permeability, and inflammation of the eye and progression of diabetic retinopathy, via down regulation of its target gene, 13/January/2018, 11.34 pm

Introduction: What they say A study from the Institute for Vascular Signalling, Centre for Molecular Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; and German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) partner site Rhein-Main, Germany shows that “Inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase prevents diabetic retinopathy.” This research paper was published, in the 6 December 2017 issue of […]