Repurposing of the Open Access Malaria Box for kinetoplastid diseases identifies novel active scaffolds against trypanosomatids

by Kaiser M, Maes L, Tadoori LP, Spangenberg T, Ioset JR. Journal of Biomolecular Screening 2015, doi:.

Summary: The article describes screening of MMV’s Malaria Box and triaging of the identified hits against kinetoplastids responsible for human African trypanosomiasis (Trypanosoma brucei), Chagas disease (T. cruzi), and visceral leishmaniasis (Leishmania donovani and L. infantum). The in vitro and in vivo profiling of the most promising active compounds are presented and a collaborative model used as a way to accelerate the discovery process is discussed.

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