The increasing drug resistance of malaria parasites against chemotherapeutics enforces new strategies in finding new drugs. Here, we describe a new class of compounds the piperidone 3-carboxylates which show an antiplasmodial effect in vitro and in vivo. This effect might be caused by inhibition of eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF-5A).
Keywords: Hypusine, dipyridyl-piperidone carbonic esters, antiplasmodial, initiation factor eIF-5A, deoxyhypusine synthase (DHS)
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