- Guide to PHARMACOLOGY
Synonyms: CDRI-80/53 | elubaquine
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Bulaquine is an 8-aminoquinoline derivative that has antimalarial activity and is a synthetic analogue of primaquine.
The INN record for bulaquine indicates that it is a racemic mixture.
The Malaria tab on this ligand page provides additional curator comments of relevance to the Guide to MALARIA PHARMACOLOGY.
|Guide to Malaria Pharmacology Comments|
|Bulaquine was developed by the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) in the early 1980s as a potential antimalarial therapy for use in the prevention of relapse of P. vivax malaria.
Potential Target/Mechanism Of Action: As the precise mechanism of action of bulaquine is not yet known, we do not have a molecular target for this compound.