Rapid action of Qinghaosu and related drugs on incorporation of [3H]isoleucine by Plasmodium falciparum in vitro.
H M GuW Peters
Using the incorporation of [3H]isoleucine into acid-insoluble products as an index of protein-synthetic activity, it was shown that Qinghaosu and two related drugs had a rapid effect on this process in human erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium falciparum in vitro. Inhibition could be seen 1 hr or less after addition of the drugs at concentrations from 5 mumole/1. to 50 nmole/1. It is recommended that the effects of these drugs be studied in cell-free protein-synthetic systems.