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Activities of Hexadecylphosphocholine (Miltefosine), AmBisome, and Sodium Stibogluconate (Pentostam) against Leishmania donovani in Immunodeficient scid Mice

Authors
  • Patricia Escobar
  • Vanessa Yardley
  • Simon L. Croft
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2001
Source
PMC
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Abstract

In both scid and BALB/c mouse-Leishmania donovani models, hexadecyphosphocholine (miltefosine) and AmBisome had similar levels of activity. In contrast, sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam) was significantly less active against L. donovani in scid mice than in BALB/c mice. The in vitro anti-leishmanial activity of miltefosine was similar in peritoneal macrophages derived from both scid and BALB/c mice, whereas Pentostam and AmBisome were significantly more active in the latter.

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