Halofuginone: A Story of How Target Identification of an Ancient Chinese Medicine and Multi-Step Evolution Informs Malaria Drug Discovery
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CitationHerman, Jonathan David. 2014. Halofuginone: A Story of How Target Identification of an Ancient Chinese Medicine and Multi-Step Evolution Informs Malaria Drug Discovery. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractMalaria is a treatable communicable disease yet remains a common cause of death and disease especially among pregnant women and children. Most of malaria's worldwide burden disproportionately lies in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Western medicine's 100+ year history of combating Plasmodium falciparum has taught us that the global population of malaria parasites has a unique and dangerous ability to rapidly evolve and spread drug resistance. Recently it was documented that resistance to the first-line antimalarial artemisinin may be developing in Southeast Asia.
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