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Antimalarial Chemotherapy: Mechanisms of Action, Resistance, and New Directions in Drug Discovery. Infectious Disease. Philip J Rosenthal

Antimalarial Chemotherapy: Mechanisms of Action, Resistance, and New Directions in Drug Discovery. Infectious Disease.

Philip J Rosenthal

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781280820861
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396 pages
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At a time when the control of malaria is increasingly limited by the growing resistance of malaria parasites to available drugs, the need for a much better use of the existing drugs, as well as for the development of new antimalarials, has becomeMoreAt a time when the control of malaria is increasingly limited by the growing resistance of malaria parasites to available drugs, the need for a much better use of the existing drugs, as well as for the development of new antimalarials, has become urgent. In Antimalarial Chemotherapy: Mechanisms of Action, Resistance, and New Directions in Drug Discovery, a panel of leading malaria experts drawn from academia, the military, and international health organizations survey the latest scientific understanding of antimalarial chemotherapy, emphasizing the molecular mechanisms of resistance and the description of important new targets. The survey covers the current status of malarial and antimalarial chemotherapy, the relevant biology and biochemistry of malaria parasites, the antimalarial drugs currently available, and new chemical approaches to and possible new targets for chemotherapy. It also discusses, as essential background, the history of chemotherapy, the practical aspects of therapy, and the public health consequences of current problems in antimalarial chemotherapy. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Antimalarial Chemotherapy: Mechanisms of Action, Resistance, and New Directions in Drug Discovery clearly delineates all the basic and clinical research now addressing one of the worlds major unresolved disease problems, work that is now powerfully driving the rapid pace of antimalarial drug discovery today.