- Guide to PHARMACOLOGY
lumefantrine is an approved drug (FDA (2009) in combination with artemether)
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Lumefantrine belongs to the aryl amino alcohols, a chemical class of antimalarial compounds that includes quinine, mefloquine and halofantrine.
Lumefantrine is a racemic mixture, with PubChem listing 9 stereoisotopes.
The Malaria tab on this ligand page provides additional curator comments of relevance to the Guide to MALARIA PHARMACOLOGY.
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
These are box plot that provide a unique visualisation, summarising all the activity data for a ligand taken from ChEMBL and GtoPdb across multiple targets and species. Click on a plot to see the median, interquartile range, low and high data points. A value of zero indicates that no data are available. A separate chart is created for each target, and where possible the algorithm tries to merge ChEMBL and GtoPdb targets by matching them on name and UniProt accession, for each available species. However, please note that inconsistency in naming of targets may lead to data for the same target being reported across multiple charts.✖
1. Combrinck JM, Mabotha TE, Ncokazi KK, Ambele MA, Taylor D, Smith PJ, Hoppe HC, Egan TJ. (2013)
Insights into the role of heme in the mechanism of action of antimalarials.
ACS Chem Biol, 8 (1): 133-7. [PMID:23043646]
2. Cui L, Su XZ. (2009)
Discovery, mechanisms of action and combination therapy of artemisinin.
Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther, 7 (8): 999-1013. [PMID:19803708]
3. Delves M, Plouffe D, Scheurer C, Meister S, Wittlin S, Winzeler EA, Sinden RE, Leroy D. (2012)
The activities of current antimalarial drugs on the life cycle stages of Plasmodium: a comparative study with human and rodent parasites.
PLoS Med, 9 (2): e1001169. [PMID:22363211]
4. Ezzet F, Mull R, Karbwang J. (1998)
Population pharmacokinetics and therapeutic response of CGP 56697 (artemether + benflumetol) in malaria patients.
Br J Clin Pharmacol, 46 (6): 553-61. [PMID:9862244]
Treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. In Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria. Third edition. (World Health Organization) . [PMID:26020088] [ISBN:9789241549127]