Acridine and Acridinones: Old and New Structures with Antimalarial Activity
Aymé Fernández-Calienes Valdés*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 11
Last Page: 20
Publisher ID: TOMCJ-5-11
Article History:Received Date: 30/1/2010
Revision Received Date: 6/5/2010
Acceptance Date: 10/7/2010
Electronic publication date: 9/3/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Since emergence of chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum and reports of parasite resistance to alternative drugs, there has been renewed interest in the antimalarial activity of acridines and their congeners, the acridinones. This article presents literature compilation of natural acridinone alkaloids and synthetic 9-substituted acridines, acridinediones, haloalcoxyacridinones and 10-N-substituted acridinones with antimalarial activity. The review also provides an outlook to antimalarial modes of action of some described compounds.