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Antiparasitic agents : new drugs on the horizon

Mäser, P. and Wittlin, S. and Rottmann, M. and Wenzler, T. and Kaiser, M. and Brun, R.. (2012) Antiparasitic agents : new drugs on the horizon. Current opinion in pharmacology, Vol. 12, H. 5. pp. 562-566.

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Abstract

The need for new drugs against tropical parasites such as Plasmodium falciparum and Trypanosoma brucei is persistent since problems with resistance and toxicity are jeopardizing the currently available medicines. Public-private partnerships aiming to develop new medicines for malaria and sleeping sickness have, over the past 12 years, brought forward several drug candidates that have entered clinical trials. These are the synthetic peroxide OZ439 and the spiroindolone NITD609 against P. falciparum, fexinidazole and the oxaborole SCYX-7158 against T. brucei. A further class of high chemotherapeutic potential are the diamidines, novel members of which may serve as back-up compounds against trypanosomes and other parasites. Thus, finally, new therapeutic agents against malaria and sleeping sickness are within reach
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology > Parasite Chemotherapy (Mäser)
UniBasel Contributors:Kaiser, Marcel and Wenzler, Tanja and Wittlin, Sergio and Rottmann, Matthias and Brun, Reto and Mäser, Pascal
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1471-4892
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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