Medicinal Chemistry

ISSN: 2161-0444

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4-aminoquinolines: An Overview of Antimalarial Chemotherapy


Shreekant Deshpande and Bhimanna Kuppast

Malaria is a major health problem and Plasmodium falciparum strain resistance to existing antimalarials drugs made the current approach inadequate for treatment of malaria. Drug development directed against malaria is generally targeting blood schizonts. However, to prevent relapse, tissue schizontocides are recommended to clean residual infection in the tissues. In spite of the available drugs, malarial chemotherapy is still insufficient and therefore new strategies are being explored to fill the gaps. The new approaches are being used to generate new compounds as well as combinations of drugs for development of effective and safe antimalarial therapy. This review discusses the recent developments in 4-aminoquinoline derived new analogs and insight into design and development of new antimalarials.


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