New agents to combat malaria

James G. Beeson, Peter A. Winstanley, Geoffrey I. McFadden, Graham V. Brown

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Triclosan, an antibacterial agent found in mouthwashes, acne medicines and deodorants, also prevents the growth of Plasmodium falciparum. If properly developed, this type II fatty acid biosynthesis inhibitor may be a promising new antimalarial agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2001
Externally publishedYes

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