Malaria-infected mice are cured by a single dose of novel artemisinin derivatives

Gary H. Posner, Ik Hyeon Paik, Wonsuk Chang, Kristina Borstnik, Sandra Sinishtaj, Andrew S. Rosenthal, Theresa A. Shapiro

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We disclose here for the first time the curative activity of a new generation of trioxane dimers, designed logically and prepared easily from the natural trioxane artemisinin in only four or five chemical steps that would be easily accomplished also on a manufacturing scale. Four of these trioxane dimers cure malaria-infected mice after only a single subcutaneous dose, and two other dimers cure after three oral doses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2516-2519
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of medicinal chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 17 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery


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