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Compound class: Natural product or derivative
Comment: Artemotil is a semisynthetic derivative of artemisinin, a natural product isolated from the qinghao or sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua). It contains an unusual endoperoxide bridge, believed to be responsible for the antimalarial activity of artemisinin and its derivatives.
Artemotil is a prodrug that is converted to the active metabolite artenimol (dihydroartemisinin).
The Malaria tab on this ligand page provides additional curator comments of relevance to the Guide to MALARIA PHARMACOLOGY.
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
These are box plot that provide a unique visualisation, summarising all the activity data for a ligand taken from ChEMBL and GtoPdb across multiple targets and species. Click on a plot to see the median, interquartile range, low and high data points. A value of zero indicates that no data are available. A separate chart is created for each target, and where possible the algorithm tries to merge ChEMBL and GtoPdb targets by matching them on name and UniProt accession, for each available species. However, please note that inconsistency in naming of targets may lead to data for the same target being reported across multiple charts.✖
1. Shmuklarsky MJ, Klayman DL, Milhous WK, Kyle DE, Rossan RN, Ager Jr AL, Tang DB, Heiffer MH, Canfield CJ, Schuster BG. (1993)
Comparison of beta-artemether and beta-arteether against malaria parasites in vitro and in vivo.
Am J Trop Med Hyg, 48 (3): 377-84. [PMID:8470775]