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antimalarial drugs

Mode of action of quinoline antimalarial drugs in red blood cells infected by Plasmodium falciparum revealed in vivo

November 18, 2019 - 16:15 -- Open Access
Sergey Kapishnikov, Trine Staalsø, Yang Yang, Jiwoong Lee, Ana J. Pérez-Berná, Eva Pereiro, Yang Yang, Stephan Werner, Peter Guttmann, Leslie Leiserowitz, and Jens Als-Nielsen
PNAS November 12, 2019 116 (46) 22946-22952

The most widely used antimalarial drugs belong to the quinoline family. Their mode of action has not been characterized at the molecular level in vivo. We report the in vivo mode of action of a bromo analog of the drug chloroquine in rapidly frozen Plasmodium falciparum-infected red blood cells.

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NOT Open Access | Consequences of restricting antimalarial drugs to rapid diagnostic test‐positive febrile children in south‐west Nigeria

November 18, 2019 - 16:12 -- NOT Open Access
Catherine Olufunke Falade, Adebola Emanuel Orimadegun, Daniel Chandramohan, et al.
Tropical Medicine International Health, Volume24, Issue 11 November 2019 : 1291-1300

To investigate the consequence of restricting antimalarial treatment to febrile children that test positive to a malaria rapid diagnostic test (MRDT) only in an area of intense malaria transmission.

NOT Open Access | Changing Antimalarial Drug Sensitivities in Uganda

November 25, 2017 - 14:50 -- NOT Open Access
Stephanie A. Rasmussen, Frida G. Ceja, Roland A. Cooper, et al.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. December 2017 vol. 61 no. 12 e01516-17

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) has demonstrated excellent efficacy for the treatment and prevention of malaria in Uganda.


NOT Open Access | Adaptation and optimization of a fluorescence-based assay for in vivo antimalarial drug screening

June 27, 2017 - 18:05 -- NOT Open Access
Maria H. Arias, Eric Deharo, Alexis Valentin & Giovanny Garavito
Parasitology Research, July 2017, Volume 116, Issue 7, pp 1955–1962

The in vivo efficacy of potential antimalarials is usually evaluated by direct microscopic determination of the parasitaemia of Plasmodium-infected mice on Giemsa-stained blood smears.

Exploring the role of socioeconomic factors in the development and spread of anti-malarial drug resistance: a qualitative study

May 23, 2017 - 18:14 -- Open Access
Philip Emeka Anyanwu, John Fulton, Etta Evans and Timothy Paget
Malaria Journal 2017 16:203, 18 May 2017

Social and economic contexts can influence behaviours as they contribute in shaping norms and in creating opportunities that promote certain behaviours.

Substrate-analogous inhibitors exert antimalarial action by targeting the Plasmodium lactate transporter PfFNT at nanomolar scale

February 22, 2017 - 14:49 -- Open Access
André Golldack, Björn Henke, Bärbel Bergmann, Marie Wiechert, Holger Erler, Alexandra Blancke Soares, Tobias Spielmann, Eric Beitz
PLoS Pathog 13(2): e1006172

Resistance against all available antimalarial drugs calls for novel compounds that hit unexploited targets in the parasite.

Incorporating Stage-Specific Drug Action into Pharmacological Modeling of Antimalarial Drug Treatment

April 27, 2016 - 16:58 -- Open Access
Eva Maria Hodel, Katherine Kay, and Ian M. Hastings
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. May 2016 vol. 60 no. 5 2747-2756

Pharmacological modeling of antiparasitic treatment based on a drug's pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties plays an increasingly important role in identifying optimal drug dosing regimens and predicting their potential impact on control and elimination programs

NOT Open Access | Oral treatments of Echinococcus multilocularis-infected mice with the antimalarial drug mefloquine that potentially interacts with parasite ferritin and cystatin

November 10, 2015 - 12:43 -- NOT Open Access
Tatiana Küster, Britta Stadelmann, Reto Rufener, Corina Risch, Joachim Müller, Andrew Hemphill
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Volume 46, Issue 5, November 2015, Pages 546–551

This study investigated the effects of oral treatments of Echinococcus multilocularis-infected mice with the antimalarial drug mefloquine (MEF) and identified proteins that bind to MEF in parasite extracts and human cells by affinity chromatography.

Lead Clinical and Preclinical Antimalarial Drugs Can Significantly Reduce Sporozoite Transmission to Vertebrate Populations

December 31, 2014 - 06:31 -- Open Access
L. M. Upton, P. M. Brock, T. S. Churcher, A. C. Ghani, P. W. Gething, M. J. Delves, K. A. Sala, D. Leroy, R. E. Sinden, and A. M. Blagborough
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. January 2015 vol. 59 no. 1 490-497

To achieve malarial elimination, we must employ interventions that reduce the exposure of human populations to infectious mosquitoes.

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Efficacy of artesunate-amodiaquine for the treatment of acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria in southern Mauritania

December 22, 2014 - 09:51 -- Open Access
Ouldabdallahi M, Alew I, Salem MS, dit Dialaw Ba M, Boukhary AO, Khairy ML, Aziz MB, Ringwald P, Basco LK, Niang SD, Lebatt SM
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :496 (16 December 2014)

Artesunate-amodiaquine is well tolerated and highly efficacious for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria. In the majority of patients, fever and parasitaemia were rapidly cleared before day 3.

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