Document Type : Opinion



In late 2019 until 2021, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become pandemic. This disease is related to severe inflammatory symptoms of the respiratory epithelial cells and the dysfunction of several organs. One of the suggested drugs to reduce the inflammation caused by COVID-19 is hydroxychloroquine. Studies have shown this drug blocks the inflammatory pathway of nuclear factor-κB by blocking P21 activated kinase 1. Also, nanoparticle vaccines Poly Lactide-Glycolide) Acid (PLGA) containing hydroxychloroquine are effective in cancer by stimulating CD8T + cells responses. This study assumed that hydroxychloroquine was effective in inhibiting COVID-19 with these mechanisms.