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2,4-diaminoquinazoline

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Target Identification Strategies For Mmv Malaria Box Inhibitors Of Toxoplasma Gondii Growth, Jenna Elizabeth Foderaro Jan 2017

Target Identification Strategies For Mmv Malaria Box Inhibitors Of Toxoplasma Gondii Growth, Jenna Elizabeth Foderaro

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

Small molecule screening is commonly used to discover lead compounds for drug development, but it can also be a powerful way to identify chemical probes for studying biological mechanisms. Our lab uses small molecules to study the mechanisms by which the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects and replicates within its hosts. In this work, we employed a fluorescence-based assay to screen the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) Open Access Malaria box for compounds that affect T. gondii growth. The box contains 400 previously identified small-molecule inhibitors of the related parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. We identified 79 hits, including a 2,4-diaminoquinazoline ...