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Metformin and AMPK link cancer stem cell elimination with the potential eradication of HIV

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are cancer cells that exhibit several stem cell-like qualities that are characteristic of embryonic or adult stem cells, including self-renewal, differentiation, and the ability to initiate tumorigenesis. CSCs, similar to adult stem cells

Oocyte activation and latent HIV-1 reactivation: AMPK links the creation of all human life and the potential eradication of HIV-1

In an active area of research known as HIV-1 cure research, the purposeful reactivation of latent/dormant HIV-1 in memory T cells, which induces death of the infected cell or alerts the immune system to the presence of

Antireductants – essential counterparts of antioxidants

The hype around ‘antioxidants for health’ largely overshadows the existence of antireductants. While antioxidants by definition decrease oxidative stress, antireductants decrease reductive stress (Fig. 1). Despite opposite reactivities, antioxidants and antireductants have in common that they are

Design of supplements and nutraceuticals enriched in resveratrol: a promising natural compound

Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound found in grapes, red wine, berry fruits and nuts. Given the favorable prophylactic and therapeutic effects of resveratrol, nanocarriers have been developed for enhancing its bioavailability for further application as supplements or

Resveratrol: A natural product that kills the parasite responsible for Chagas disease

Chagas disease is a neglected illness affecting approximately 10 million people in the Americas, caused by a parasitic microorganism called Trypanosoma cruzi. There are only two drugs used against Chagas disease, which are effective only in the

Resveratrol is a potential remedy for the treatment of pancreatic fibrosis

The pancreas serves as both endocrine and exocrine glands in a human body in order to help food digestion and blood glucose regulation. In fact, more than 90% of the pancreatic mass comprises the exocrine cells which