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[209] Novel Anti-tubercular 6-Dialkylaminopyrimidine Carboxamides from Phenotypic Whole-Cell High Throughput Screening of a SoftFocus Library: Structure Activity Relationship and Target Identification Studies.  C. Wilson, R. Gessner, A. Moosa, R. Seldon, D. Warner, V. Mizrahi, C. Soares de Melo, S. Simelane, A. Nchinda, E. Abay, D. Taylor, M. Njoroge, C. Brunschwig, N. Lawrence, H. Boshoff, C.E. Barry, F. Sirgel, P. van Helden, C. J. Harris, R. Gordon, S. Ghidelli-Disse, H. Pflaumer, M. Boesche, G. Drewes, O. Sanz, G. Santos, M. J. Rebollo-Lopez, B. Urones, C. Selenski, M. Lafuente-Monasterio, M. Axtman, J. Lelièvre, L. Ballell, R. Mueller; L. Street, S. Ghorpade* and K. Chibale*J. Med. Chem. 2017, 60, 10118−10134
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[202] Synthesis and biological evaluation of 4 arylcoumarin analogues as tubulin-targeting antitumor agents.  P. Mutai, G. Breuzard, A. Pagano, D. Allegro, V. Peyrot*, and K. Chibale*  Bioorg. Med. Chem.  2017, 25, 1652–1665
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[200] Antimalarial Pyrido[1,2-a]benzimidazoles: Lead Optimization, Parasite Life Cycle Stage Profile, Mechanistic Evaluation, Killing Kinetics and In Vivo Oral Efficacy in a Mouse Model. K. Singh, J. Okombo, C. Brunschwig, F. Ndubi, L. Barnard, C. Wilkinson, P. M. Njogu, M. Njoroge, L. Laing, M. Machado, M. Prudêncio, J. Reader, M. Botha, S. Nondaba, L.-M. Birkholtz, S. Lauterbach, A. Churchyard, T. L. Coetzer, J. N. Burrows, C. Yeates, P. Denti, L. Wiesner, T. J. Egan, S. Wittlin, and K. Chibale*.  J. Med. Chem. 2017, 60, 1432−1448 
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