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March 31, 2020

A vaccine against SARS-COV-2: Repurposing the tuberculosis BCG vaccine into a Prophylactic COVID-19 vaccine: BCG vaccine inhibits SARS-COV-2, 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, and others 1/April/2020, 1.29 am

March 10, 2020

Repurposing the anti-asthmatic drug Montelukast into an anti-tuberculosis drug: Montelukast (trade name: Singulair) 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, 10/March/2020, 8.01 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 […]
March 10, 2020

Anti-asthmatic drug comes to the rescue of blood-stage Plasmodium infection: Pranlukast, an anti-asthmatic drug,  decreases the expression of CTLA-4, PD-L1 and LAG-3, promotes CD4+ T-cell function, increases secretion of protective antibodies, promotes and clears blood-stage malaria, via up regulation of its target gene, 10/March/2020, 7.38 am

Introduction: What they say A study from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA shows that […]
March 10, 2020

Mechanistic insights into how Vitamin D3/Cholecalciferol enhances immunity against bacterial infections: Cholecalciferol-based immune enhancement therapy: Low dose Cholecalciferol/Vitamin-D3 increases SOX2 expression, and promotes innate immunity against bacterial infection, via down-regulation of its target gene, 10/March/2020, 6.18 am

Introduction: What they say:   A recent study from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China shows that “Sox2 functions as a sequence-specific DNA sensor in […]
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 […]
March 1, 2020

Repurposing the anti-allergic drug into a cardioprotective drug: Tranilast-based Regenerative therapy for regaining the lost cardiomyocytes in Myocardial patients: Tranilast, an anti-allergy drug increases the expression of ERBB2/Her2 and promotes dedifferentiation  of cardiomyocytes, via up-regulation of its target gene, 1/March/2020, 5.43 pm

Introduction: What they say A recent study from the Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel shows that “ERBB2 triggers mammalian heart regeneration by promoting cardiomyocyte dedifferentiation and proliferation.” This study was […]
February 28, 2020

Mechanistic insights into how Vitamin C/Ascorbic acid enhances immunity against bacterial infections: Ascorbic acid-based immune enhancement therapy: Ascorbic acid increases SOX2 expression, and promotes innate immunity against bacterial infection, via down-regulation of its target gene, 28/February/2020, 10.27 am

National Science day special ********* We wish everyone a very happy national science day. On this special occasion, we are happy to announce that Bio-Med/Pharma/Therapeutic/Clinical ideas posted […]
February 28, 2020

Repurposing the anti-hypertensive agent into an anti-malarial agent: Nifidipine, a calcium channel blocker, increases Ferroportin expression, decreases intracellular iron accumulation, inhibits cellular damage, prevents hemolysis, and inhibits malaria infection, via upregulation of its target gene, 28/February/2020, 9.39 am

National Science day special ********* We wish everyone a very happy national science day. On this special occasion, we are happy to announce that Bio-Med/Pharma/Therapeutic/Clinical ideas posted […]
February 26, 2020

Repurposing the anti-asthmatic agent Tranilast into an anti-HIV agent: Tranilast (trade name: Rizaben 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, 26/February/2020, 11.07 pm

What we say: Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that: Repurposing the anti-asthmatic agent Tranilast into an anti-HIV agent: Tranilast (trade name: Rizaben […]

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