curious if stef2011 or studyforhope or StephenCastlecrag know whether simvastatin by itself can reduce viral load? I've read about the effects in conjunction with NUCS but I'm curious if sim is effective alone.
There was an in vitro study on ezetimibe inhibiting HBV DNA production. The ed50 was fairly low and in a similar range as lamuvidine. So it looked very interesting. But in an in vitro study you have a constant exposure to the drug, which is impossible to achieve in vivo. And the cells used are not the same as regular hepatocytes in human liver, with many differences in gene expression and cellular physiology.
Nitazoxanide, brand name alinia, had also excellent ed50 results in an in vitro inhibition study, just as good as lamuvidine, so this sounded fascinating for a possible combination towards true synergism, to finally suppress virion production to a level so low that the silent daily reinfection will be reduced, allowing a slow net clearance of infected cells with a resulting drop in surface antigen. But again, the in vivo pharmacokinetics does not seem to match the in vitro data, as stefanos personal trial has sadly demonstrated.
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