Babesiosis, a significant veterinary disease and an emerging zoonotic human infection, is caused by certain species of the protozoan parasite, Babesia. Here we report that a trisubstituted pyrrole is a potent inhibitor of Babesia bovis, a bovine parasite. Furthermore, B. bovis expresses the known target of the compound, the cGMP dependent protein kinase. Target conservation and the in vitro efficacy support further investigation of this compound and validation of Babesia cGMP dependent protein kinase as its in vivo target.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases
- Babesia bovis
- Intra-erythrocytic growth
- Trisubstituted pyrrole