Discovery of novel inhibitors targeting enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase in Plasmodium falciparum by structure-based virtual screening. Academic Article uri icon


  • There is a dire need for novel therapeutics to treat the virulent malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. Recently, the X-ray crystal structure of enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase (ENR) in complex with triclosan has been determined and provides an opportunity for the rational design of novel inhibitors targeting the active site of ENR. Here, we report the discovery of several compounds by virtual screening and their experimental validation as high potency PfENR inhibitors.

published proceedings

  • Biochem Biophys Res Commun

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Nicola, G., Smith, C. A., Lucumi, E., Kuo, M. R., Karagyozov, L., Fidock, D. A., Sacchettini, J. C., & Abagyan, R.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Nicola, George||Smith, Colin A||Lucumi, Edinson||Kuo, Mack R||Karagyozov, Luchezar||Fidock, David A||Sacchettini, James C||Abagyan, Ruben

publication date

  • July 2007