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Compound Summary for: CID 3652

Hydroxychloroquine

Also known as: Plaquenil, Oxichlorochinum, Oxichloroquine, Oxychlorochin, Oxychloroquine, Polirreumin, Quensyl, Hidroxicloroquina
Molecular Formula: C18H26ClN3O   Molecular Weight: 335.87154   InChIKey: XXSMGPRMXLTPCZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A chemotherapeutic agent that acts against erythrocytic forms of malarial parasites. Hydroxychloroquine appears to concentrate in food vacuoles of affected protozoa. It inhibits plasmodial heme polymerase. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p970)   From: MeSH
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