Posts tagged "Rheumatology"

Can the Scorpion’s Venom Used as a Medicine to Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis?

scorpion’s VenomRheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own dense mechanism. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints, causing pain, sensitiveness, inflammation and immobility. A team of scientists in the past have identified a potassium channel on cells called fibroblast — like synoviocytes (FLS) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, responsible for the development of the disease. The researchers are keen in finding a way to block the channel to stop the cells damaging the joints. A particular element called iberiotoxin, which is capable of blocking the FLS potassium channel and reduce the severity in the rheumatoid arthritis affected rats. Above all, there were no side effects like tremors and incontinence and the joints of the animals turned free and flexible after using iberiotoxin.  Scorpion’s venom component iberiotoxin may play a key role in developing a suitable drug to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis in future.

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Posted by Sciences Blog - 27/02/2018 at 16:18

Categories: Orthopedics & Rheumatology, Rheumatology: Current Research   Tags: , , , , ,

Tofacitinib: Drug approved for Better Cure of Rheumetoid Arthritis with Low Toxicity

Rheumatoid Arthritis is not an unfamiliar name in the medical field scoring 1.1% of whole population on the globe. Researchers are working tirelessly to design new drugs which could induce better therapeutic effect with very less toxic effects. Read more…

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Posted by vanits - 01/02/2013 at 03:38

Categories: Drug Metabolism & Toxicology, Medical, Pharmaceutical Sciences   Tags: , ,