Screening of chemical compound libraries identified new anti-Toxoplasma gondii agents

Adeyemi, O. S. and Sugi, Tatsuki and Han, Yongmei and Kato, Kentaro (2017) Screening of chemical compound libraries identified new anti-Toxoplasma gondii agents. Parasitology Research, 117 (2). pp. 355-363. ISSN 0932-0113; 1432-1955

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Toxoplasma gondii is the etiological agent of toxoplasmosis, a common parasitic disease that affects nearly one-third of the human population. The primary infection can be asymptomatic in healthy individuals but may prove fatal in immunocompromised individuals. Available treatment options for toxoplasmosis patients are limited, underscoring the urgent need to identify and develop new therapies. Non-biased screening of libraries of chemical compounds including the repurposing of well-characterized compounds is emerging as viable approach to achieving this goal. In the present investigation, we screened libraries of natural product and FDA-approved compounds to identify those that inhibited T. gondii growth. We identified 32 new compounds that potently inhibit T. gondii growth. Our findings are new and promising, and further strengthen the prospects of drug repurposing as well as the screening of a wide range of chemical compounds as a viable source of alternative anti-parasitic therapeutic agents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 10:00

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