Question on treating those protozoan parasites

Omar O. Barriga barriga.2 at osu.edu
Thu Apr 24 20:45:00 EST 1997


In article <5jmsq8$ghj at madeline.INS.CWRU.Edu> mjb10 at po.CWRU.Edu (Michael J. Bumbulis) writes:
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>Okay, so many protozoan parasites (ie, Leishmania) are treated
>with antimonial compounds.  I know these are metalloid compounds,
>but does anyone know any more details?  How do they work?
>How specific are they to the parastic organism?  Thanks.
>-- 
> 


You may want to start by reading the paper by Borst and Ouelette in
Annual Review of Microbiology, 49:427-460, 1995, and take off from there.
	Good luck,
			Omar O. Barriga





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