Mefloquine hydrochloride New
Chemical Name: (αS)-rel-α-(2R)-2-Piperidinyl-2,3-bis(trifluoromethyl-4-quinolinemethanol hydrochloride
Biological ActivityCx36 and Cx50 gap channel blocker (IC50 values are 0.3 and 1.1 μM, resepctively). Blocks gap junctional-coupling between interneurons in neocortical slices. Also antimalarial. Bind 80S ribosome of Plasmodium falciparum to inhibit protein synthesis. Improves survival in P berghei-infected mice. Additionally exhibits antischistosomal activity in vitro and in vivo.
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Early antischistosomal leads identified from in vitro and in vivo screening of the Medicines for Malaria Venture Pathogen Box.
Pasche et al.
ACS Infect.Dis., 2019;5:102
Mefloquine targets the Plasmodium falciparum 80S ribosome to inhibit protein synthesis.
Wong et al.
Antimalarials. 7. Bis(trifluoromethyl)-α-(2-piperidyl)-4-quinolinemethanols.
Ohnmacht et al.
Potent block of Cx36 and Cx50 gap junction channels by meflo.
Cruikshank et al.
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