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Minocycline for PTSD: Inhibition of Fear Memory Retention via MMP-9 (2024 Study)

Recent research has uncovered the potential of minocycline, a tetracycline antibiotic, in modifying fear memory retention. A new study conducted by Yanfang Xia and colleagues, published in Translational Psychiatry, highlights how minocycline could play a role in treating anxiety and stress-related disorders. Highlights: Study Basis: The study was based on Pavlovian fear conditioning as a …

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Minocycline For Depression: Antibiotics As Antidepressants?

Minocycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic of the tetracycline classification, indicating that its chemical structure consists of 4 hydrocarbon rings.  The fact that minocycline has a broad-spectrum mechanism indicates that it targets a wide-range of pathogenic (Gram-positive and Gram-negative) bacteria.  In fact, when compared to other tetracycline drugs, minocycline is regarded as having the “broadest spectrum” …

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