Navigation Links
Metal In Medicines Can Fight Diseases Effectively

A novel research finding from the investigators of Ohio State University said that if molecules are made out of combination of metals like copper with organic chemicals to make drugs, these will be affecting a wide range of diseases that are caused by virus.//

Researchers have successfully tested such molecules against portions of HIV and Hepatitis C virus RNA in the laboratory. They’ve also created molecules that act like ACE, or angiotensin-converting enzyme, inhibitors – drugs that are used to lower blood pressure.

Presenting their findings at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Washington, DC, researchers from the study had described how the same patent-pending technology could one day produce novel anti-tumor agents. Drugs based on these molecules could produce fewer side effects compared to some of today’s treatments, and they could also combat drug resistance.

Pharmaceutical companies tend to make drugs from the same limited set of ingredients, drawing upon only about a half-dozen of the more than 100 known chemical elements. At the same time, drug-resistant bacteria and viruses are emerging. The new molecules, called metal coordination complexes, mimic the activity of natural enzymes that break apart DNA, RNA, and proteins in the body.

Researchers had tailor-made different complexes to break apart portions of RNA that enable HIV and Hepatitis C viruses to function, as well as the ACE enzyme that constricts blood vessels in the body. In test tubes and in cell cultures of E. coli, the complexes targeted these particular RNA structures and enzymes and destroyed them.

The way the complexes work makes them different from most drugs.

Researchers hope that with proper tailoring to certain metabolic enzymes, these strategies could work against cancer. Even though these new complexes are partly made of metal, drugs based on them could potentially be less toxic to the body than conventio nal treatments. Metals can be toxic, but so can some organic molecules that are used as drugs, researchers have pointed out.

Source: Newswise
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Be Wary Of Heavy Metal Poisoning From Ayurvedic Medicines
2. Export Of Ayurvedic Medicines Affected Due To High Heavy Metal Content
3. Metal traces in infant formula cans responsible for recall.
4. Novel Metal Detector To Measure Zinc Level In Humans
5. Metallic and Glass Objects Retreived from Womens Stomach
6. Presence of Pesticides and Metals in Fruits and Vegetable
7. Lead Laden Metal Necklaces Turn Noose on Children’s Neck
8. DNA-based Detection of Heavy Metals
9. Medicines on the move
10. Advent of New, More Effective and Personalized Medicines
11. Be Wary Of Heavy Metal Poisoning From Ayurvedic Medicines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... Norwood Insurance Group, serving families of ... their ongoing community enrichment program. The current campaign is being extended to continue ... more months of treatments, leaving his family in great need of financial assistance. ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... charity program created to support and assist the people of their local community. ... with nonprofit organizations and community leaders. Their desire is to bring awareness to ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... DrugDev President ... the way the pharmaceutical industry conducts clinical trials. This month Ibs was named No. ... in pharma, and he was honored as a Tech Disruptor by the Philadelphia Business ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... The joy associated with Mother’s Day is mixed with worry and fear ... units (NICUs) across the country. For the first time ever, the March of Dimes ... who spend their Mother’s Day beside a crib surrounded by lifesaving equipment or peering through ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Featured cast and producers of ... address at the 2016 Learning Summit , June 12-15, in Paradise Valley, ... Their stories—of complicated family issues, financial difficulties, and other personal obstacles—are the stories ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/6/2016)... May 6, 2016  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... declared a fiscal year 2016 third quarter dividend of $0.17 per ... over the amount paid a year ago. The dividend ... of the close of business on June 10, 2016. ... Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... 6, 2016 Appoints Susanta ... its Application to Drug Development Including Development of Radiopharmaceuticals ... the life sciences consulting firm, today announced that it ... Associate Partner in its Cambridge, MA ... PhD, in the firm,s Medical Imaging consulting practice and ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... 2016 Global NASH market ... with rise in obesity will fuel the demand ... few years. The NASH Market is growing at ... account of rising number of obesity among young ... market with no FDA approved therapeutics. Antioxidants, anti-diabetic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: