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Author Xue, Jian ♦ Wang, Xiaofang ♦ Dong, Yuxiang ♦ Vennerstrom, Jonathan L. ♦ Xiao, Shu hua
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Ozonide carboxylic acid ♦ OZ418 ♦ Hemin ♦ Schistosoma japonicum ♦ In vitro study ♦ In vivo study ♦ Medical Microbiology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Immunology
Abstract The in vitro and in vivo efficacies of ozonide carboxylic acid OZ418 against Schistosoma japonicum were investigated. For in vitro experiments, juvenile (14-day-old) and adult schistosomes were collected from mice infected with 80–100 S. japonicum cercariae for 14 and 35 days post-infection and the worms were maintained in Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI) 1640 supplemented by 10 % calf serum. Against 35-day-old adult S. japonicum, OZ418 resulted in weakened worm motor activity, injury to the worm body, emergence of vacuoles along the worm surface, and death. A similar outcome was seen in 14-day-old juvenile S. japonicum exposed to OZ418. Ineffective concentrations (1, 5, and 10 μg/mL) of OZ418 also interacted with hemin to significantly increase the killing effect against adult schistosomes. The LC50 value of OZ418 against juvenile (14-day-old) and adult schistosomes were identical—16.2 μg/mL, whereas the corresponding LC95 values were 30.7 and 22.7 μg/mL, respectively. Treatment of adult and juvenile (14-day-old) S. japonicum-infected mice with single 200–400-mg/kg oral doses of OZ418 produced total worm burden reductions of 68.5–84.1 and 37.5–50.9 %, respectively. Further study showed that in mice infected with various stages of schistosomes and treated with a single oral OZ418 400 mg/kg, poor efficacy was seen in the 3-h-old juvenile worm group, while 14-day-old and 21-day-old juvenile worm groups exhibited less efficacy with total worm burden reductions of 42.6–52.4 %. On the other hand, similar and higher total worm burden reductions (64.2–76.0 %) were seen in the 7-day-old juvenile worm group and 28-day-old as well as 35-day-old adult worm groups. Furthermore, the mean worm burden reductions of the 7-day-old juvenile worm group and 35-day-old adult worm group were statistically significantly higher than that of the 14-day-old or 21-day-old juvenile worm group (P < 0.01 or <0.05). These data suggest that OZ418 has promising efficacy against 7-day-old juvenile and adult S. japonicum.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-06-20
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 113
Issue Number 9
Page Count 8
Starting Page 3259
Ending Page 3266


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