Chikungunya virus: emerging targets and new opportunities for medicinal chemistry.

@article{Rashad2014ChikungunyaVE,
  title={Chikungunya virus: emerging targets and new opportunities for medicinal chemistry.},
  author={Adel A Rashad and Suresh Mahalingam and Paul A Keller},
  journal={Journal of medicinal chemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={1147-66}
}
Chikungunya virus is an emerging arbovirus that is widespread in tropical regions and is spreading quickly to temperate climates with recent epidemics in Africa and Asia and documented outbreaks in Europe and the Americas. It is having an increasingly major impact on humankind, with potentially life-threatening and debilitating arthritis. There is no treatment available, and only in the past 24 months have lead compounds for development as potential therapeutics been reported. This Perspective… CONTINUE READING
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