Washington: Scientists have discovered that drugs used to treat HIV may also one day become lifesaving drugs targeted at parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis and malaria.Colin Berry, a researcher involved in the work from the Cardiff School of Biosciences and colleagues have identified the target of action for some anti-HIV drugs with known abilities to kill serious pathogenic parasites. They discovered that a particular protein called Ddi 1 from Leishmania parasites is sensitive to anti-HIV inhibitors.
The research was recently published in The FASEB Journal. ANI
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