Chemotherapy of trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis is far from satisfactory and the discovery of new drugs has been slow. Emphasis on the empirical approach to drug development is now shifting towards a more rational, directed approach, which employs the modern tools of science. This is illustrated with respect to the newly discovered drug target, trypanothione, a unique metabolite which is critical for survival of Trypanosoma and Leishmania and absent from the host.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1990|