Active Ingredient: Doxycycline
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Subcutaneous inoculation of the 263 K scrapie strain was used as a model of penetration of PrPSc through the skin mucous membranes.Dengue is the most common vector-borne viral disease worldwide, and it has been a significant public health threat in the United States since. References Several mosquito-borne viral infections have recently emerged in North America; West Nile virus is the most common in the United States.
Subcutaneous transmission of PrPSc efficiently spreads the disease in immunocompetent animals through follicular dendritic cells in the epidermis. The treatment with amphotericin B or pentosan polysulfate was effective when started in early stages of the disease and quinine had efficacy when given in a relatively late stage of the disease.
We investigated the effectiveness of doxycycline and minocycline at an advanced stage of infection. The concentration of tetracycline in liposomes infused icv was the highest possible based upon the entrapment recovery of the drugs.
A single icv infusion of LipoDoxycycline or LipoMinocycline at the onset of the first neurological symptoms increased survival, reaching statistical significance for doxycycline and close to significance for minocycline.
In our opinion this difference, however, reflects the small number of animals in each experimental group, which reduced the statistical power of the analysis, and the lower effectiveness of minocycline in sensitizing PrP peptides to protease hydrolysis, as shown in cell-free tests.
Moreover, the comparable efficacy of icv LipoDoxycycline or LipoMinocycline indicates that the BBB is crucial in the survival of animals treated ip. Minocycline, which is known to cross the BBB to a greater extent than tetracycline and doxycycline, was the most effective molecule.
The broad efficacy of tetracyclines has to be confirmed in different animal models and with different prion strains. In fact, the onset and progression of the disease is variable and highly dependent on the prion strain and host animal species considered.
The last factor is likely to be crucial in dictating sensitivity to tetracyclines, induction of proteinase K-dependent degradation of PrPSc is purported to be the major mechanism underlying the anti-prion activity of these drugs.
In this context, it is worth mentioning that the antibiotic Amphotericin B, which is known to decrease resistance to proteinase K digestion, prolongs the lifespan of hamsters infected with the 263 K strain of PrPSc,.
However, its therapeutic activity is limited to this prion strain and is not observed after infection of the animals with other strains. Ongoing studies are aimed at verifying the effectiveness of tetracycline treatment in hamsters and mice using PrPSc strains with different propagation properties and sensitivity to proteinase K action.