Viagra could cure cancer
Viagra Could Cure Cancer. Anti-impotence drug Viagra may help treat certain cancers and neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer\'s, a new study claims.
New York: Anti-impotence drug Viagra may help treat certain cancers and neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, a new study claims. Viagra in combination with new drugs can block chaperone proteins, with anti-cancer, antibacterial, and other therapeutic effects, researchers said. Chaperone proteins play an important role in protein folding in human cells and in bacteria and are promising new targets for drugs to treat cancer and Alzheimer's disease and for novel antiviral drugs and antibiotics.
Researchers described how Viagra and a derivative of the drug Celebrex, for example, can reduce the activity of a specific chaperone protein, with the potential for anti-tumour and anti-Alzheimer's disease effects.