Year of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department or School/College
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Christopher P. Palmer
Holly Thompson, Andrea Stierle, Nigel D. Priestley, Nicholas Natale
University of Montana
Leishmaniasis is one of several tropical diseases classified as a ôneglected tropical diseaseö. Its global prevalence is 12 million people with an estimated at-risk population of 350 million people.1 Current treatments include antimonials, amphotericin B, pentamidine, and miltefosine. Access to these medications is often limited in the impoverished nations that Leishmaniasis predominantly affects. Drug resistance and toxicity are also significant drawbacks to the current treatments.3 Therefore, there is an immediate need for the research and development of novel therapeutic molecules and strategies to combat Leishmaniasis.
Hoody, John, "Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Library of Polyacetylene Compounds based on an Antiprotozoal Natural Product from Cussonia zimmermannii" (2014). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 4609.
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