Editor: "Norma Rivera"

Antiprotozoal Drug Discovery: A Challenge That Remains

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-330-8
eISBN: 978-1-68108-329-2 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816810832921160101

Introduction

Protozoan infections that are endemic in countries with limited economic resources pose a significant public health challenge to affected communities and some of these diseases are categorized as neglected tropical diseases by the World Health Organization. At the moment, there is an urgent need to identify and develop new antiprotozoal drugs. Antiprotozoal Drug Discovery: A Challenge That Remains brings together research from all scientists (including parasitologists, chemists, biologists among others) involved in the field of antiprotozoal experimental pharmacology, drug design and natural product research. The monograph is a compilation of review chapters written by experts on medical parasitology and pharmacology that covers a wide range of topics such as general characteristics of protozoan diseases (malaria, toxoplasmosis, Chagas’ disease, leishmaniasis, trichomoniasis) prophylaxis, treatments, natural products and rational drug design. The contents of this book are useful to medical microbiologists and pharmaceutical scientists seeking to update their knowledge about antiprotozoal drug design.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Norma Rivera
Laboratory of Malariology
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology
Faculty of Medicine
UNAM
Mexico




Contributor(s):
A. Valeria Pozzoli
LabMOr-INTECIN, Departamento de Química de la Facultad de Ingeniería
de la Universidad de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Elba Carrasco
Laboratory of Malariology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Mexico City, 04510
Mexico


Emmanuelle Alvarado-Alvarez
Centre for Science and Technology Studies 14, Luis Enrique Erro
National Polytechnic Institute
Michoacana, Venustiano Carranza, AP. 15240
Mexico City
Mexico


Filiberto Malagón
Laboratory of Malariology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Mexico City, 04510
Mexico


Gloria Rojas
Laboratorio de Biología de Parásitos, Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México City, 04510
México


Gumaro Cano-Gutierrez
School of Health Sciences
UVM, Campus Sur
Mexico City
Mexico


Luz Eugenia Alcántara-Quintana
Potosino Institute for Scientific Research
Road to San José Dam 4th 2055. AP. 78216
San Luis Potosí
Mexico


Larry A. Walker
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi
University MS, 38677
USA
/
Department of BioMolecular Sciences, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Mississippi
University MS, 38677
USA


Luis F. Montaño
Department of Cellular and Tissue Biology, Faculty of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico City, 04510
Mexico


Margarita Cabrera
Laboratorio de Biología de Parásitos, Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México City, 04510
México


Marcela Rojas-Lemus
Department of Cellular and Tissue Biology, Faculty of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico City, 04510
Mexico


Martha Bucio
Laboratorio de Biología de Parásitos, Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México City, 04510
México


Miriam A. Martins Alho
LabMOr-INTECIN, Departamento de Química de la Facultad de Ingeniería
de la Universidad de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Argentina


Mónica Salas-Rojas
National Medical Center, XXI Century
Mexican Social Security Institute. Doctores 330
Cuauhtémoc, AP. 06725
Mexico City


Norma Rivera
Laboratory of Malariology, Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico City, 04510
Mexico


Paz M. Salazar Schettino
Laboratorio de Biología de Parásitos, Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México City, 04510
México


Pius S. Fasinu
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi
University MS, 38677
USA


Teresa I. Fortoul
Department of Cellular and Tissue Biology, Faculty of Medicine
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico City, 04510
Mexico




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