The drug lamivudine, which is used for the treatment of HIV infection, can also be used to combat chronic inflammations and other signs of aging. This was explained by scientists from the United States, reports Medical Xpress.
According to experts, this method applies to the treatment of age-related disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, arthritis and others.
After treatment of human cells with lamivudine, the number of retrotransposons in the cells decreased, as did the expression of proinflammatory genes, including interferons. The scientists then tested the effect of lamivudine on older mice. For two weeks, the drug helped animals to partially remove inflammation. Long-term use of the drug prevented exhaustion, damage to kidney vessels and skeletal muscle wasting.
Lamivudin was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1995 and has been used for treatment for decades, and its safety is well proven.
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