Minocycline HCl (13614-98-7) displays antiapoptotic, anti-inflammatory1 activity. Prevents neuropathic pain in a rat sciatic nerve injury model1. Reduces MMP-9 activity2. Attenuates disease severity in mouse models of multiple sclerosis3. Displays neuroprotective activity4. Minocycline HCl may be effective in methotrexate-induced lung fibrosis5. Orally active and brain penetrant.
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