New wave of antimalarial drugs in preparation

Posted by on July 7, 2016 12:32 pm
Categories: health

Malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum remains a major public health problem worldwide. As a continuation of previous research targeting Hsp90, a universal molecular chaperone performing vital functions both in the parasite and in human cells, researcher have developed a strategy to identify molecules capable of inhibiting the parasite’s protein and causing the destruction of the pathogen, without affecting mammalian cells.

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