ABSTRACT: Tigecycline is a novel glycylcycline antibiotic with a broad antibacterial spectrum. Tigecycline was tested with 66 clinical isolates of Plasmodium falciparum from Bangladesh using the histidine-rich protein 2 in vitro drug susceptibility assay. The 50% and 90% inhibitory concentrations of tigecycline were 699 (95% confidence interval, 496 to 986) and 5,905 nM (4,344 to 8,028). Tigecycline shows no activity correlation with traditional antimalarials and has substantial antimalarial activity on its own.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 08/2009; 53(9):4040-2. · 4.84 Impact Factor