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Diabetes mellitus is associated with a decrease in bone quality and an increase in fracture incidence. Additionally, treatment with anti-diabetic drugs can either adversely or positively affect bone metabolism. In this study we evaluated: the effect of a 3-week oral treatment with saxagliptin on femoral microarchitecture in young male non-type-2-diabetic(More)
Long-term treatment with the insulin-sensitizer rosiglitazone reduces bone mass and increases fracture risk. We have recently shown that orally administered metformin stimulates bone reossification and increases the osteogenic potential of bone marrow progenitor cells (BMPC). In the present study we investigated the effect of a 2-week metformin and/or(More)
Despite affecting around 8 million people worldwide and representing an economic burden above $7 billion/ year, currently approved medications to treat Chagas disease are still limited to two drugs, nifurtimox and benznidazole, which were developed more than 40 years ago and present important efficacy and safety limitations. Drug repositioning (i.e.(More)
Despite current efforts worldwide to develop new medications against Chagas disease, only two drugs are available, nifurtimox and benznidazole. Both drugs require prolonged treatment and have multiple side effects and limited efficacy on adult patients chronically infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. Recently, computer-guided drug repositioning led to the(More)
Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi that affects about 6 million people in Latin America. Despite its sanitary importance, there are currently only two drugs available for treatment: benznidazole and nifurtimox, both exhibiting serious adverse effects and limited efficacy in the chronic stage of the disease.(More)
Hybrid drugs are multi-target chimeric chemicals combining two or more drugs or pharmacophores covalently linked in a single molecule. In the field of anti-infective agents, they have been proposed as a possible solution to drug resistance issues, presumably having a broader spectrum of activity and less probability of eliciting high level resistance linked(More)
Neglected tropical diseases represent a major sanitary problem and a huge economic burden to endemic countries, and are currently expanding to non-endemic countries owing to migration currents. Though long abandoned in the past, recent research on novel therapeutics has already started to show results. Drug repositioning is one of the prominent, more(More)
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