Secondary Evaluation of Potential Antimalarial Agents.
Final rept. 15 Jul 65-30 Sep 73,
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL
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Test systems were developed and used for screening a number of drugs against normal and drug-resistant blood-induced Plasmodium Berghei infections in mice and Plasmodium gallinaceum infections in chicks. A colony of Aedes aegypti was established to provide infective sporozoite for suppressive testing against Plasmodium gallinaceum a colony of Aedes. stephensi was setup for prophylactic and therapeutic screening against Plasmodium berghei yoelli. The characteristics of plasmodia cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen were investigated. Techniques were developed whereby plasmodia could be stored for long periods without adverse effects on the viability, virulence or drug-resistant properties of malarial strains. Author