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Modified Bone Drug Kills Malaria Parasite in Mice

        

Modified Bone Drug Kills Malaria Parasite in Mice

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A chemically altered osteoporosis drug may be useful in fighting malaria, researchers report in a new study. Unlike similar compounds tested against many other parasitic protozoa, the drug readily crosses into the red blood cells of malaria-infected mice and kills the malaria parasite.
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 04, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 27, 2012
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Submitter: Tim Wardell

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Language: English
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Avatar for Harriet Mathews
1 year ago

Harriet Mathews (Faculty)

Drug modified by adding lipid 'tail' to increase permeability to RBC membrane.  Emphasizes the importance of understanding membrane sturcture and ability to keep 'outside' and 'inside' barrier,

Also gives statistics on the enormity of Malaria's impact on world health.