Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

Identification of Novel Plant-derived Anti-malarial Compounds

Texas Biomedical Research Institute


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Principal Investigator(s)
Anderson, Timothy J. C.
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Malaria is major public health problem, causing over 1 million deaths per year worldwide. The discovery and development of new antimalarial drugs is becoming increasingly urgent as drug- resistant strains become increasingly prevalent. We propose to isolate the active antimalarial compound(s) present in the crude extracts in at least 14 previously uninvestigated plants that have promising antimalarial activity.

Infectious Disease