Isoxazolines: a novel chemotype highly effective on ectoparasites

Weber, T. and Selzer, P. (2016) Isoxazolines: a novel chemotype highly effective on ectoparasites. ChemMedChem, 11(3), pp. 270-276. (doi: 10.1002/cmdc.201500516) (PMID:26733048)

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Efficient control of arthropod ectoparasite infestations has a long-standing history in the agriculture and veterinary sectors, aiming to decrease the parasite burden of affected crops and animals. Ligand-gated chloride channels (LGCCs) modulated by γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate have been identified as suitable molecular targets, and several classes of potent parasiticides have been devised. Due to the increase in cross-resistance and decreased development of new chemical entities, an urgent need for new parasiticides or prevention schemes has emerged. In the last decade, an innovative isoxazoline chemotype appears to offer promise for inhibiting LGCCs with a new mode of action and distinct binding site from that of historical agents. Considerable efforts have focused on optimizing the antiparasitic activity of isoxazolines and may provide the potential for future human use.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Selzer, Dr Paul
Authors: Weber, T., and Selzer, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Infection & Immunity
Journal Name:ChemMedChem
Publisher:Wiley-VCH Verlag
ISSN (Online):1860-7187

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