Acalabrutinib is an anti-cancer medicine (tyrosine kinase inhibitor) showing promise in early studies. Its potential mechanism of action (MoA) is poorly understood. If understood better, more anti-cancer drugs can be rationalized against COVID-19. MoA elements include genes, and pathways that may explain the MoA of the drug in particularly ameliorating cytokine storm-related features in COVID-19. … Read More
Azithromycin is being tested in COVID-19 patients. Although it is a potent antibiotic, in the COVID-19 setting, it likely acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Its exact MoA in the disease, however, remains to be elucidated. Explore the live graph.
Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to protect against SARS-COV-2 infection, and could be particularly helpful for patients that exhibit shortage of vitamin D (e.g. seniors, immunocompromised patients) leading to complications such as cardiovascular comorbidities. This graph explains the mechanism of action of vitamin D in COVID-19 via key genes implicated. Explore the live graph.
Lopinavir/Ritonavir (Kaletra) is a combination of the antivirals Lopinavir and Ritonavir, that were originally designed to inhibit HIV from replicating by binding to the protease. Similarly, it has been postulated that the drug could also bind to the protease of SARS-CoV-2. The drug is currently being tested for the treatment of COVID-19. Explore the live … Read More
In addition to respiratory symptoms, novel findings have shown vascular complications in a series of patients with COVID-19, suggesting that COVID-19 is more to a respiratory infection caused by SARS-CoV-2. This graph illustrates some of the possible mechanisms (genes) by which these effects of SARS-CoV-2 may be mediated. Explore the live graph.