The plastid-derived organelle of protozoan human parasites as a target of established and emerging drugs.

@article{Wiesner2005ThePO,
  title={The plastid-derived organelle of protozoan human parasites as a target of established and emerging drugs.},
  author={Jochen Wiesner and Frank Seeber},
  journal={Expert opinion on therapeutic targets},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={23-44}
}
Human diseases like malaria, toxoplasmosis or cryptosporidiosis are caused by intracellular protozoan parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa and are still a major health problem worldwide. In the case of Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of tropical malaria, resistance against previously highly effective drugs is widespread and requires the continued development of new and affordable drugs. Most apicomplexan parasites possess a single plastid-derived organelle called apicoplast, which… CONTINUE READING

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