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Robert Leon Summers, Ph.D.


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  1. Summers RL, Pasaje CFA, Pisco JP, Striepen J, Luth MR, Kumpornsin K, Carpenter EF, Munro JT, Plater A, Punekar AS, Shepherd AM, Shepherd SM, Vanaerschot M, Murithi JM, Rubiano K, Akidil A, Ottilie S, Mittal N, Dilmore AH, Won M, Mandt REK, McGowen K, Owen E, Walpole C, Llinás M, Lee MCS, Winzeler EA, Fidock DA, Gilbert IH, Wirth DF, Niles JC, Baragaña B, Lukens AK. Chemogenomics identifies acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase as a target for malaria treatment and prevention. Cell Chem Biol. 2022 02 17; 29(2):191-201.e8. PMID: 34348113; PMCID: PMC8878317.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  2. Relitti N, Federico S, Pozzetti L, Butini S, Lamponi S, Taramelli D, D'Alessandro S, Martin RE, Shafik SH, Summers RL, Babij SK, Habluetzel A, Tapanelli S, Caldelari R, Gemma S, Campiani G. Synthesis and biological evaluation of benzhydryl-based antiplasmodial agents possessing Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (PfCRT) inhibitory activity. Eur J Med Chem. 2021 Apr 05; 215:113227. PMID: 33601312.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  3. Sailer ZR, Shafik SH, Summers RL, Joule A, Patterson-Robert A, Martin RE, Harms MJ. Inferring a complete genotype-phenotype map from a small number of measured phenotypes. PLoS Comput Biol. 2020 09; 16(9):e1008243. PMID: 32991585; PMCID: PMC7546491.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  4. Shafik SH, Cobbold SA, Barkat K, Richards SN, Lancaster NS, Llinás M, Hogg SJ, Summers RL, McConville MJ, Martin RE. The natural function of the malaria parasite's chloroquine resistance transporter. Nat Commun. 2020 08 06; 11(1):3922. PMID: 32764664.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  5. Rosling JEO, Ridgway MC, Summers RL, Kirk K, Lehane AM. Biochemical characterization and chemical inhibition of PfATP4-associated Na+-ATPase activity in Plasmodium falciparum membranes. J Biol Chem. 2018 08 24; 293(34):13327-13337. PMID: 29986883.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  6. van Schalkwyk DA, Nash MN, Shafik SH, Summers RL, Lehane AM, Smith PJ, Martin RE. Verapamil-Sensitive Transport of Quinacrine and Methylene Blue via the Plasmodium falciparum Chloroquine Resistance Transporter Reduces the Parasite's Susceptibility to these Tricyclic Drugs. J Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 01; 213(5):800-10. PMID: 26503982.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  7. Teng R, Lehane AM, Winterberg M, Shafik SH, Summers RL, Martin RE, van Schalkwyk DA, Junankar PR, Kirk K. 1H-NMR metabolite profiles of different strains of Plasmodium falciparum. Biosci Rep. 2014 Nov 21; 34(6):e00150. PMID: 25405893; PMCID: PMC4240024.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  8. Bellanca S, Summers RL, Meyrath M, Dave A, Nash MN, Dittmer M, Sanchez CP, Stein WD, Martin RE, Lanzer M. Multiple drugs compete for transport via the Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter at distinct but interdependent sites. J Biol Chem. 2014 Dec 26; 289(52):36336-51. PMID: 25378409.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Summers RL, Dave A, Dolstra TJ, Bellanca S, Marchetti RV, Nash MN, Richards SN, Goh V, Schenk RL, Stein WD, Kirk K, Sanchez CP, Lanzer M, Martin RE. Diverse mutational pathways converge on saturable chloroquine transport via the malaria parasite's chloroquine resistance transporter. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 29; 111(17):E1759-67. PMID: 24728833.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  10. Deane KJ, Summers RL, Lehane AM, Martin RE, Barrow RA. Chlorpheniramine Analogues Reverse Chloroquine Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum by Inhibiting PfCRT. ACS Med Chem Lett. 2014 May 08; 5(5):576-81. PMID: 24900883.
    Citations: 6     
  11. Hrycyna CA, Summers RL, Lehane AM, Pires MM, Namanja H, Bohn K, Kuriakose J, Ferdig M, Henrich PP, Fidock DA, Kirk K, Chmielewski J, Martin RE. Quinine dimers are potent inhibitors of the Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter and are active against quinoline-resistant P. falciparum. ACS Chem Biol. 2014 Mar 21; 9(3):722-30. PMID: 24369685.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Gemma S, Camodeca C, Brindisi M, Brogi S, Kukreja G, Kunjir S, Gabellieri E, Lucantoni L, Habluetzel A, Taramelli D, Basilico N, Gualdani R, Tadini-Buoninsegni F, Bartolommei G, Moncelli MR, Martin RE, Summers RL, Lamponi S, Savini L, Fiorini I, Valoti M, Novellino E, Campiani G, Butini S. Mimicking the intramolecular hydrogen bond: synthesis, biological evaluation, and molecular modeling of benzoxazines and quinazolines as potential antimalarial agents. J Med Chem. 2012 Dec 13; 55(23):10387-404. PMID: 23145816.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  13. Gemma S, Camodeca C, Sanna Coccone S, Joshi BP, Bernetti M, Moretti V, Brogi S, Bonache de Marcos MC, Savini L, Taramelli D, Basilico N, Parapini S, Rottmann M, Brun R, Lamponi S, Caccia S, Guiso G, Summers RL, Martin RE, Saponara S, Gorelli B, Novellino E, Campiani G, Butini S. Optimization of 4-aminoquinoline/clotrimazole-based hybrid antimalarials: further structure-activity relationships, in vivo studies, and preliminary toxicity profiling. J Med Chem. 2012 Aug 09; 55(15):6948-67. PMID: 22783984.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  14. Summers RL, Nash MN, Martin RE. Know your enemy: understanding the role of PfCRT in drug resistance could lead to new antimalarial tactics. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2012 Jun; 69(12):1967-95. PMID: 22286067.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  15. Zishiri VK, Joshi MC, Hunter R, Chibale K, Smith PJ, Summers RL, Martin RE, Egan TJ. Quinoline antimalarials containing a dibemethin group are active against chloroquinone-resistant Plasmodium falciparum and inhibit chloroquine transport via the P. falciparum chloroquine-resistance transporter (PfCRT). J Med Chem. 2011 Oct 13; 54(19):6956-68. PMID: 21875063.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  16. Summers RL, Martin RE. Functional characteristics of the malaria parasite's "chloroquine resistance transporter": implications for chemotherapy. Virulence. 2010 Jul-Aug; 1(4):304-8. PMID: 21178460.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
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