IQUIMEFA   05518
INSTITUTO QUIMICA Y METABOLISMO DEL FARMACO
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
capítulos de libros
Título:
Bioprospection of potential trypanocidal and leishmanicidal drugs. A scientific literature survey over the period 2000-2010
Autor/es:
MUSCHIETTI L; S√úLSEN V; MARTINO V
Libro:
Studies in natural product chemistry
Editorial:
Elsevier Science Publishers
Referencias:
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2011;
Resumen:
American trypanosomiasis is a widespread protozoal infection that primarly affects the poorest and the most disadvantaged populations in the developing world. Nowadays there is a lack of effective, affordable and safe medicines for its treatment, mainly due to the low investment in R&D by the pharmaceutical industry. One alternative approach for the development of new drugs is the identification of bioactive natural compounds, which are particularly important for their structural diversity and their potential as novel pharmacophores. In this chapter an overview of the investigations concerning trypanocidal activity of plants, published over the past ten years (2000-2010), will be presented. Either medicinal plants or isolated compounds will be considered. Data will be discussed under a critical point of view in relation with the challenge that implicates a drug discovery process from natural sources. The review will focus on analyzing those published data dealing with the identification of new lead structures so as "to bring a drug to market".