Friday, 2 December 2011

NewsBite: Anti-Malarial Drug Works Well as an Antifungal

Artemesinin, an antimalarial drug, have previously been reported as having some antifungal activity. Gautam et. al. have attempted to identify its molecular targets and have found it has an synergistic relationship with itraconazole, such that together they work better than either apart. This could well be a hint that the target for this antifungal activity is novel and functionally different from currently available antifungal drugs, thus making it a   potential startpoint for a new class of antifungal drugs. more...

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