Prognoses of Antimalarial Effectivess from Studies of Relationships Between Molecular Constitution and Chemotherapeutic Response
Annual progress rept. no. 6, 1 Jul 1970-30 Jun 1971
TENNESSEE UNIV MEDICAL UNITS MEMPHIS DEPT OF MOLECULAR AND QUANTUM BIOLOGY
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The purpose of the research is to eradicate chemotherapeutically malarias in the human host drug resistant strains of P. falciparum constitute the primary target. Our aim is to suggest molecules for synthesis and testing which have a high probability of success as effective antimalarials. This study consists of Free-Wilson and Hansch analyses on a series of compounds to arrive at a consistent model describing the mechanism of interaction. The second major activity consists of molecular orbital calculations of molecules of interest as know or potential antimalarials. Studies in quantitative structure-activity relationships have also been undertaken to bring software to a higher level of sophistication. The decoding of the structuresub-structure searching programs provided by Walter Reed has been accomplished during this report period. These programs have successfully been translated into language acceptable by the IBM 36040 system.