Screening the Jump-stARter Library for Antimalarial Drug Discovery

Status
On going
Start date
Start stage
Screening
Disease
Malaria
Research areas
Drug

Johnson & Johnson has provided Drs. Audrey Odom John and Paul Hruz at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) with its Jump-stARter library to screen against Plasmodium falciparum, the most deadly species of malaria parasite. Drs. Odom John and Hruz have developed a novel platform to selectively screen compounds’ ability to inhibit parasite glucose transport.