Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:58
Some anti-arthritis drugs may be counterproductive.
New studies show that there are some anti-arthritis drugs that may actually exacerbate inflammatory diseases. A study in the American Journal of Pathology spotlights the impact of anti-arthritic drugs.
More than 60 years ago, adrenocorticotropic hormone was proven to be successful in treating rheumatoid and gouty arthritis. But now it is rarely used. Researchers now value the idea that the anti-inflammatory actions of ACTH are mediated through the peripheral melanocortin system on MC receptors that are shown in bone cells, immune cells and fibroblasts.