Patent pending for pain-free method of monitoring drug levels in transplant patients
...iate Professor of Pharmacy Fatemeh Akhlaghi said saliva offers a pain-free way to measure levels of immunosuppressive agents such as cyclosporine, and mycophenolic
acid, which are essential in preventing organ rejection after transplantation. She is also researching the use of saliva for monitoring the concentrat...
Liver transplant recipients have higher cancer risk
... malignancy is strong.
"Currently, two immunosuppressive agents have shown protective effects against the development of cancer," Buell points out. mycophenolic
acid and TOR inhibitors may provide an oncologic advantage for liver transplant recipients.
Best Drug for SARS
...ribavirin, with four additional antiviral drugs: 6-azauridine, pyrazofurin, mycophenolic
acid, and glycyrrhizin. All were tested against two isolates of the SARS vi...s most effective in inhibiting replication of the SARS virus. Ribavirin and mycophenolic
acid, by contrast, did not affect replication of the virus, and 6-azauridin...