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Advances in Sickle Cell Disease Treatments

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Pavan, Aline Renata [1, 2] ; Dos Santos, Jean Leandro [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Dept Drugs & Med, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Chem, Araraquara, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry; v. 28, n. 10, p. 2008-2032, 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited disorder of red blood cells that is caused by a single mutation in the beta-globin gene. The disease, which afflicts millions of patients worldwide mainly in low income countries, is characterized by high morbidity, mortality and low life expectancy. The new pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for SCD is urgent in order to promote treatments able to reduce patient's suffering and improve their quality of life. Since the FDA approval of HU in 1998, there have been few advances in discovering new drugs; however, in the last three years voxelotor, crizanlizumab, and glutamine have been approved as new therapeutic alternatives. In addition, new promising compounds have been described to treat the main SCD symptoms. Herein, focusing on drug discovery, we discuss new strategies to treat SCD that have been carried out in the last ten years to discover new, safe, and effective treatments. Moreover, non-pharmacological approaches, including red blood cell exchange, gene therapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation will be presented. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/19523-7 - Design, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of hydroxyurea derivatives designed as histone deacetylase inhibitors for Sickle Cell Anemia
Grantee:Aline Renata Pavan
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/19531-1 - Targeting histone deacetylase (HDAC-1 and HDAC-2) as mechanisms to induce fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell disease
Grantee:Jean Leandro dos Santos
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants