Antimalarial Chemotherapy: Mechanisms of Action, Resistance, by Philip J. Rosenthal

By Philip J. Rosenthal

Philip Rosenthal, MD, and a panel of major malaria specialists drawn from academia, the army, and foreign future health organisations survey the most recent medical figuring out of antimalarial chemotherapy, emphasizing the molecular mechanisms of resistance and the outline of significant new ambitions. Their survey covers the present prestige of malarial and antimalarial chemotherapy, the suitable biology and biochemistry of malaria parasites, the antimalarial medicines at present to be had, new chemical techniques to chemotherapy, and attainable new pursuits for chemotherapy. complete and state-of-the-art, Antimalarial Chemotherapy: Mechanisms of motion, Resistance, and New instructions in Drug Discovery in actual fact delineates all of the easy and scientific examine now addressing one of many world's significant unresolved disorder difficulties, paintings that's now powerfully riding the speedy velocity of antimalarial drug discovery at the present time.

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