Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Diabetes drug rosiglitazone can reduce development of neuropathic pain..

In continuation of my update on Rosiglitazone,

The diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) can control inflammation leading to nerve damage and abnormal pain responses,  claims the researchers of  Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo.

As per the claim by the researchers, Rosiglitazone works by blocking a specific pathway—called PPAR-gamma—which appears to play a critical role in the development of disabling neuropathic pain. Researchers  therefore propose PPAR-gamma regulation of the macrophage-mediated inflammatory response as a novel therapeutic target for treating neuropathic pain development.


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