Can we teach an old drug new tricks?
Although resistance to chloroquine (CQ) has relegated it from modern chemotherapeutic strategies to treat . Plasmodium falciparum malaria, new evidence suggests that higher doses of the drug may exert a different killing mechanism and offers this drug a new lease of life. Whereas the established antimalarial mechanisms of CQ are usually associated with nanomolar levels of the drug, micromolar levels of CQ trigger a distinct cell death pathway involving the permeabilization of the digestive va...Expand abstract
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