COVID-19 is affecting different countries all over the world with great variation in infection rate and death ratio. Some reports suggested a relation between the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine and the malaria treatment to the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Some reports related infant's lower susceptibility to the COVID-19.
Treatment of malaria during pregnancy requires balancing the need for radical cure while avoiding teratogenic exposure. In The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Makoto Saito and colleagues report the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis that used individual patient data on antimalarial efficacy and tolerability in pregnancy.
The antimalarial drug lumefantrine (LF) exhibits erratic pharmacokinetics (PK). Intersubject variability might be attributed, in part, to differences in the gut microbiome-mediated drug metabolism. We assessed LF disposition in healthy mice stratified by enterotype to explore associations between the gut microbiota and LF PK. Gut microbiota enterotypes were classified according to abundance and diversity indices from 16S rRNA sequencing.
International regulatory authorities and funders require that research be disseminated promptly and appropriately to all involved stakeholders. However, following completion of clinical trials participants often either do not receive any feedback or materials provided are not appropriate for the context.
(+)-SJ000557733 (SJ733) is a novel, orally bioavailable inhibitor of Plasmodium falciparum ATP4. In this first-in-human and induced blood-stage malaria phase 1a/b trial, we investigated the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and antimalarial activity of SJ733 in humans.
Using fragment-based design strategy, new pyridyl-indole hybrids 4a–y and indole intermediates 3a–e were synthesized using multicomponent one pot reaction. The synthesized compounds were subjected to screening for antimalarial activity against chloroquine sensitive (D6) and chloroquine resistant (W2) strains of Plasmodium falciparum.
Eleven new angeloylated eudesmane sesquiterpenoids, dobinins D–N (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11–15), and four known compounds (1, 4, 7, and 10) were isolated from the roots of Dobinea delavayi. A new oxidation product (8a) was also obtained from dobinin H (8). Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic data and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses.
Antimalarial drug resistance in the Plasmodium falciparum parasite poses a constant challenge for drug development. To mitigate this risk, new antimalarial medicines should be developed as fixed-dose combinations. Assessing the pharmacodynamic interactions of potential antimalarial drug combination partners during early phases of development is essential in developing the targeted parasitological and clinical profile of the final drug product.
Support vector machine (SVM) and general regression neural network (GRNN) were used to develop classification models for predicting the antimalarial activity against Plasmodium falciparum. Only 15 molecular descriptors were used to build the classification models for the antimalarial activities of 4750 compounds, which were divided into a training set (3887 compounds) and a test set (863 compounds).
Continuous spread of antimalarial drug resistance is a threat to current chemotherapy efficacy. Therefore, characterizing the genetic diversity of drug resistance markers is needed to follow treatment effectiveness and further update control strategies. Here, we genotyped Plasmodium falciparum resistance gene markers associated with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in isolates from pregnant women in Ghana.