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Improving Methods for Analyzing Antimalarial Drug Efficacy Trials: Molecular Correction Based on Length-Polymorphic Markers msp-1, msp-2, and glurp

September 9, 2019 - 16:25 -- Open Access
S. Jones, K. Kay, E. M. Hodel, S. Chy, A. Mbituyumuremyi, A. Uwimana, D. Menard, I. Felger and I. Hastings
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. August 2019 63:e00590-19

Drug efficacy trials monitor the continued efficacy of front-line drugs against falciparum malaria.

NOT Open Access | Dihydroartemisinin, an antimalarial drug, induces absent in melanoma 2 inflammasome activation and autophagy in human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2215 cells

June 3, 2019 - 15:24 -- NOT Open Access
Xinli Shi, Li Wang, Laifeng Ren, Jianchun Li, Shenghao Li, Qingzhuo Cui, Sheng Li
Phytotherapy Research, Volume33, Issue5 May 2019 Pages 1413-1425

As an effective antimalarial drug, Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) is readily isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine of Artemisia annua.

The past, present and future of anti-malarial medicines

March 26, 2019 - 15:56 -- Open Access
Edwin G. Tse, Marat Korsik and Matthew H. Todd
Malaria Journal 2019 18:93, 22 March 2019

Great progress has been made in recent years to reduce the high level of suffering caused by malaria worldwide.

NOT Open Access | Fixed dose combinations of anti‐tubercular, antimalarial and antiretroviral medicines on the Indian market: critical analysis of ubiquity, sales and regulatory status

February 6, 2019 - 15:40 -- NOT Open Access
Virendra S. Ligade, Tanmay M. Thakar, Swapnil J. Dengale
Tropical Medicine & International Health Volume24, Issue2 February 2019 Pages 238-246

A large proportion of FDC formulations available in India has never been approved by CDSCO, hence raising the doubts about their safety and efficacy.

NOT Open Access | Synthesis, antimalarial activities and cytotoxicities of amino-artemisinin-1,2-disubstituted ferrocene hybrids

October 2, 2018 - 16:46 -- NOT Open Access
Christo de Lange, Dina Coertzen, Frans J. Smit, Johannes F. Wentzel, Ho Ning Wong, Lyn-Marie Birkholtz, Richard K. Haynes, David D. N'Da
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters Volume 28, Issue 19, 15 October 2018, Pages 3161-3163

Artemisinin-ferrocene conjugates incorporating a 1,2-disubstituted ferrocene analogous to that embedded in ferroquine but attached via a piperazine linker to C10 of the artemisinin were prepared from the piperazine artemisinin derivative, and activities were evaluated against asexual blood stages of chloroquine (CQ) sensitive NF54 and CQ resistant K1 and W2 strains of Plasmodium falciparum (Pf).

NOT Open Access | Artemisone and Artemiside Are Potent Panreactive Antimalarial Agents That Also Synergize Redox Imbalance in Plasmodium falciparum Transmissible Gametocyte Stages

August 1, 2018 - 14:39 -- NOT Open Access
Dina Coertzen, Janette Reader, Richard K. Haynes, et al.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. August 2018 vol. 62 no. 8 e02214-17

The emergence of resistance toward artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum has the potential to severely compromise malaria control.

How long do rapid diagnostic tests remain positive after anti-malarial treatment?

June 13, 2018 - 08:29 -- Open Access
Ursula Dalrymple, Rohan Arambepola, Peter W. Gething and Ewan Cameron
Malaria Journal 2018 17:228, 8 June 2018

RDTs remain positive for a highly variable amount of time after treatment with anti-malarials, and the duration of positivity is highly dependent on the type of RDT used for diagnosis.

Medical Treatment: 

NOT Open Access | Synthesis and antimalarial evaluation of artesunate-polyamine and trioxolane-polyamine conjugates

October 30, 2017 - 06:15 -- NOT Open Access
A. Norrie Pearce, Marcel Kaiser, Brent R. Copp
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry Volume 140, 10 November 2017, Pages 595-603

A series of artesunate-polyamine and trioxolane-polyamine conjugates have been prepared.

NOT Open Access | 1,2,4-Triazole and 1,3,4-oxadiazole analogues: Synthesis, MO studies, in silico molecular docking studies, antimalarial as DHFR inhibitor and antimicrobial activities

July 12, 2017 - 16:23 -- NOT Open Access
Sampark S. Thakkar, Parth Thakor, Hiren Doshi, Arabinda Ray
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 25, Issue 15, 1 August 2017, Pages 4064-4075

1,2,4-Triazole and 1,3,4-oxadiazole analogues are of interest due to their potential activity against microbial and malarial infections.

In vivo antiplasmodial activity and toxicological assessment of hydroethanolic crude extract of Ajuga remota

January 17, 2017 - 15:32 -- Open Access
Aschalew Nardos and Eyasu Makonnen
Malaria Journal 2017 16:25, 13 January 2017

The investigation results suggest that the leave extract of Ajuga remota possesses antimalarial activity.


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