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dc.contributor.authorWright, Colin W.*
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-08T11:30:56Z
dc.date.available2015-10-08T11:30:56Z
dc.date.issued2015-10
dc.identifier.citationWright C W (2015) Searching for new treatments of malaria. In: Heinrich M and Jager A K, Ethnopharmacology. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 123-134.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7418
dc.descriptionnoen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this chapter is to illustrate some current developments in natural product-derived antimalarial drugs. Traditional medicines have provided two of our most important antimalarial drugs (quinine and artemisinin) and have the potential to provide many novel antimalarial lead compounds of which several examples will be discussed. In addition, well- known natural antimalarials such as artemisinin continue to be an important focus of research and there is also increasing interest in investigating natural product sources that have not been traditionally used as antimalarials such as marine species of plants and animals. Assays based on specific malaria parasite targets such as thioredoxin reductase and heat shock protein have been employed to screen extracts and/or compounds and these have resulted in the identification of a number of potentially interesting antiplasmodial agents. However, since many victims of malaria are unable to afford antimalarial drugs, another approach adopted by some charities/NGO’s is to encourage people to grow their own medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua; some recent studies on this theme will be discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMalaria; Antimalarial drugs; Treatment; Natural products; Drug development; Antiplasmodial agentsen_US
dc.titleSearching for new treatments of malariaen_US
dc.status.refereedn/aen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.versionNo full-text available in the repositoryen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1002/9781118930717.ch12


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