Researchers from the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Delhi in the month of December 2016 discovered a novel route to ascertain new drug targets and potential drugs.
These new drug targets route and potential drugs are particularly for the parasites such as Loa loa nematode (roundworm) and Schistosoma mansoni platyhelminths (flatworm) that cause several diseases.
These parasites are the major cause of diseases in African countries. They have limited treatment options and are also drug resistant.
Moreover, pharmaceutical companies lack the interests in developing drugs for these diseases as they do not turn out to be that beneficial commercially as expected.
About Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRSs)