News tagged with chloroquine

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Acidic tumour pH inhibits drug effect

Low pH in tumours counteracts the desired effect of the drug chloroquine, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results, which are published in the journal Autophagy, might explain ...

Feb 11, 2014
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Gene clues point to Cambodia for resistant malaria

Gene analysis of malaria parasites has pinpointed western Cambodia as the hotspot of strains that are dangerously resistant to artesiminin, the frontline drug against the disease, scientists said on Sunday.

Apr 28, 2013
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Block its recycling system, and cancer kicks the can: study

All cells have the ability to recycle unwanted or damaged proteins and reuse the building blocks as food. But cancer cells have ramped up the system, called autophagy, and rely on it to escape damage in the face of chemotherapy ...

May 08, 2012
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Chloroquine

Chloroquine ( /ˈklɔrəkwɪn/) is a 4-aminoquinoline drug used in the treatment or prevention of malaria.

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