Special Issue "Antiparasitic Agents"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2015)
Dr. Christophe Dardonville
1. Instituto de Química Médica – CSIC, Madrid, Spain
2. Medicinal Chemistry Institute – Spanish Council for Scientific Research
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Interests: medicinal chemistry, design and synthesis of antiparasitic agents for neglected tropical diseases (trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, malaria), cationic compounds, DNA binding study, pKa measurement
Parasitic diseases caused by protozoa and helminths represent a huge socioeconomic and life-threatening burden in less-developed countries. The World Health Organization reports that 11 out of 17 of the most neglected tropical diseases are caused by pathogenic parasites (http://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/diseases/en/). In recent years, a great effort has been made by the international scientific community to tackle this problem and discover new safe and effective drugs for these diseases. In this Special Issue, we would like to provide a picture of the recent discoveries in the field of antiparasitic agents for neglected tropical diseases and malaria.
We invite the submission of manuscripts covering the design, synthesis, in vitro/in vivo evaluation, and development of new antiparasitic molecules for the treatment of protozoan diseases and helminthiases. Review articles outlining recent developments in the field are also welcome.
Dr. Christophe Dardonville
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- medicinal chemistry
- antiparasitic drug synthesis
- in vitro/in vivo activity
- neglected parasitic diseases
- human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
- Chagas disease
- Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease)
- Foodborne trematodiases
- Lymphatic filariasis
- Onchocerciasis (river blindness)
- Soil-transmitted helminthiases