Antidepressant shows promise for sickle cell disease

02/20/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

The antidepressant tranylcypromine was able to stop a mechanism that leads to the development of sickle cell disease in laboratory tests, according to a study in the journal Nature Genetics. The drug allowed the production of fetal hemoglobin in tests of human cells and animals, researchers said.

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