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Compounds That Treat Malaria and Prevent Malaria Transmission

Posted Nov 30 2010 7:00pm

Description of Invention:
The invention offered for licensing relates to therapeutic compounds and related pharmaceutical compositions that can be used in the prevention and treatment of malaria infection. More specifically, the invention is drawn to compounds that can kill malaria gametocytes to block malaria transmission and treat malaria infection in the non-erthtrocytic stages, as well as therapeutic uses of these molecules to prevent or slow the transmission of plasmodium organisms between mammals and eliminate or prevent infection in mammal. Furthermore, the compounds of the invention are tricyclic compounds where the side rings may be 5-7 membered rings (preferably 6-membered), and the center ring may be 6-8 membered ring (preferably 7-membered). Also, preferable structures are ones in which the side rings are aryl rings while the center ring is cycloalkyl ring. The compounds of the invention have been identified by integrating quantitative high-throughput screening (qHTS) with genetic mapping and in vivo oocyst formation assay.

Prevention and treatment of malaria infections.

Xin-zhuan Su (NIAID)
Jing Yuan (NIAID)

Patent Status:
HHS, Reference No. E-283-2009/1
PCT, Application No. PCT/US2010/047019 filed 27 Aug 2010

Licensing Status:
Available for licensing.

Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases - Therapeutics

For Licensing Information Please Contact:
Michael Shmilovich Esq.
NIH Office of Technology Transfer
6011 Executive Blvd. Suite 325,
Rockville, MD 20852
United States
Phone: 301-435-5019
Fax: 301-402-0220

Ref No: 2201

Updated: 12/2010

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