It is used to inhibit matrix metalloproteinases and has been used to inhibit the inflammatory response of Lyme Disease.
Doxycycline is a relative of tetracycline reported to be more effective against sensitive organisms.
Derivative of oxytetracycline. A broad spectrum inhibitor used to inhibit matrix metallo-proteinases (MMP) such as type 1 collagenase in studies on would healing and tissue remodeling. Doxycycline hyclate inhibits the inflammatory response to the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. It is a broad spectrum inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases in vivo.