- Guide to PHARMACOLOGY
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: MMV048 is the optimised lead compound for the 2-aminopyridines, a class of small molecules with promising antimalarial activity .
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|Guide to Malaria Pharmacology Comments
|Phenotypic whole cell high-throughput screening has identified the 2-aminopyridines as a class of small molecules with promising antimalarial activity . MMV048, the optimised lead compound from this class, has activity against all lifecycle stages of the Plasmodium parasite, with the exception of late stage hypnozoites . UCT943 is another compound from this screen, that was being developed as a back-up for MMV048, but was withdrawn due to preclinical toxicity concerns.
MMV048 has progressed to clinical evaluation and was awarded MMV Project of the Year award (2012).
Potential Target/Mechanism Of Action: Genomic and chemoproteomic experiments provide significant evidence that the molecular target of MMV048 is the Plasmodium lipid kinase, phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase (PfPI4K) .
|Target Candidate Profiles
|reduce parasite burden
|asexual blood stages