Testing of Experimental Compounds for Efficacy against Leishmania.
Annual rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 88,
GEORGIA UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC ATHENS
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A total of 683 compounds of diverse chemical classes including inosine analogs and analogs of WR06026 were studied in the primary visceral test system for suppressive activity against Leishmania donovani in golden hamsters. A total of 16 of these were active. The 8-aminoquinolines were the most potent of the active compounds but all but one was toxic to the host. The active compounds included some inosine analogs and some analogs of WR06026. The activity of most of these was low and some of the inosine analogs were toxic. The antileishmanial efficacy of WR06026 when administered in a single injection 3 days prior to infection with Leishmania donovani suggests that metabolites of this compound are active and that these active metabolites are relatively long-lived. Keywords Antileishmanials Antileishmanial agents Leishmania donovani Chemotherapy Golden hamster WR06026 Metabolites In vivo tests RA 1. KT