Patent Number: 7,611,853

Title: Assay to screen for anti-malarials

Abstract: Malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the most severe form of malaria in humans, causing about 2 million deaths every year. Lack of effective vaccines and emergence of drug-resistant strains necessitate the need of novel drug targets to treat the disease. The present invention describes a novel assay method of identifying candidate compounds as anti-malarials based on the property of binding to plasmodial parasite 90 kDa heat shock protein.

Inventors: Utpal; Tatu (Bangalore, IN), Soundara Raghavan; Pavithra (Bangalore, IN), Gowrishankar; Banumathy (Bangalore, IN)

Assignee: Indian Institute of Science

International Classification: G01N 33/543 (20060101); C07K 14/445 (20060101); G01N 33/569 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017