Overcoming drug resistance to heme-targeted antimalarials by systematic side chain variation of 7-chloro-4-aminoquinolines

Kimberly Yearick, Kekeli Ekoue-Kovi, Daniel P. Iwaniuk, Jayakumar K. Natarajan, John Alumasa, Angel C. De Dios, Paul D. Roepe, Christian Wolf

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Systematic variation of the branching and basicity of the side chain of chloroquine yielded a series of new 7-chloro-4-aminoquinoline derivatives exhibiting high in vitro activity against four different strains of P. falciparum. Many of the compounds tested showed excellent potency against chloroquine sensitive and resistant strains. In particular 4b, 5a, 5b, 5d, 17a, and 17b were found to be significantly more potent than chloroquine against the resistant strains Dd2 and FCB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1995-1998
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 10 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery

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