Structurally simple farnesyltransferase inhibitors arrest the growth of malaria parasites

Matthew P. Glenn, Sung Youn Chang, Oliver Hucke, Christophe L.M.J. Verlinde, Kasey Rivas, Carrie Hornéy, Kohei Yokoyama, Frederick S. Buckner, Prakash R. Pendyala, Debopam Chakrabarti, Michael Gelb, Wesley C. Van Voorhis, Saïd M. Sebti, Andrew D. Hamilton

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Antimalarial compounds: Structurally simple acyclic inhibitors of protein farnesyltransferase (active-site model shown) from the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum may allow third world countries access to an effective and inexpensive antimalarial therapy to counter the estimated half billion infections that occur annually.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4903-4906
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number31
StatePublished - Aug 5 2005


  • Design
  • Drug
  • Enzymes
  • Inhibitors
  • Malaria
  • Medicinal chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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