Chloroquine hemozoin

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    Chloroquine hemozoin


    These hematophagous organisms such as Malaria parasites (Plasmodium spp.), Rhodnius and Schistosoma digest haemoglobin and release high quantities of free heme, which is the non-protein component of hemoglobin. Heme is a prosthetic group consisting of an iron atom contained in the center of a heterocyclic porphyrin ring.

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    Hemozoin collects in the digestive vacuole as insoluble crystals. citation needed Chloroquine enters the red blood cell by simple diffusion, inhibiting the parasite cell and digestive vacuole. Chloroquine then becomes protonated to CQ2+, as the digestive vacuole is known to be acidic pH 4.7; chloroquine then cannot leave by diffusion. Chloroquine resistant Plasmodium berghei release measurable hemozoin into tissues with blood hemozoin 100 times less per parasite while total in all tissues is only 5 times less than chloroquine sensitive. Chloroquine resistant P. bergheihemozoin crystals are morphologically smaller but similar to those formed by chloroquine sensitive parasites. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have been recommended by Chinese and South Korean health authorities for the treatment COVID-19. In vitro studies have demonstrated that hydroxychloroquine is more potent than chloroquine against SARS-CoV-2 with a more tolerable safety profile.

    In malaria parasites, hemozoin is often called malaria pigment. Free heme is toxic to cells, so the parasites convert it into an insoluble crystalline form called hemozoin.

    Chloroquine hemozoin

    Hemozoin - Wikipedia, Quantitative characterization of hemozoin in Plasmodium.

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  3. Apr 21, 2015 A 2-μM concentration of chloroquine fully arrests layer generation and step advancement, which is ∼10 4 × less than hematin’s physiological concentration. Our results suggest that adsorption at specific growth sites may be a general mode of hemozoin growth inhibition for the quinoline antimalarials.

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    The mutants produce little or no hemozoin Hz, the detoxification by-product of Hb degradation. Further, they are resistant to chloroquine, an antimalarial drug that interferes with Hz formation, but their sensitivity to artesunate, also thought to be dependent on Hb degradation, is retained. In this case, chloroquine could cap the end of the hemozoin crystal, preventing additional heme units from extending growth. A theoretical model of the interaction of hemozoin and quinolines demonstrates the ability of the protonated drug to noncovalently bind to the fast-growing face of the crystal, but has yet to be confirmed. Even if a. Aug 10, 2013 Artemisia annua tea stronger than chloroquine ! August 10, 2013 - -- Pierre Lutgen Recent results obtained at the AlQuds University in partnership with IFBV-BELHERB from Luxembourg show that freshly prepared infusion of Artemisia annua is stronger than chloroquine in the inhibition of beta-hematin hemozoin formation.

     
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