Atovaquone is a substituted hydroxynaphthoquinone that is used therapeutically for treating Plasmodium falciparum malaria, Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia and Toxoplasma gondii toxoplasmosis. It is thought to act on these organisms by inhibiting parasite and fungal respiration by binding to the cytochrome bc(1) complex. The recent, growing failure of atovaquone treatment and increased mortality of patients with malaria or Pneumocystis pneumonia has been linked to the appearance of mutations in the cytochrome b gene. To better understand the molecular basis of drug resistance, we have developed the yeast and bovine bc(1) complexes as surrogates to model the molecular interaction of atovaquone with human and resistant pathogen enzymes.
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