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Pure Appl. Chem., 2008, Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 1783-1790

Discovery of leishmanicidal agents from medicinal plants

Atta-ur-Rahman, Samreen, Atia-tul-Wahab and M. Iqbal Choudhary

H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan

Abstract: Antileishmanial activity of several classes of natural compounds was evaluated by using an in vitro parasitic assay model. This has led to the discovery of new antileishmanial agents with potential to be useful in the treatment of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis.