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In mice experimentally infected with Schistosoma mansoni, praziquantel (2-cyclohexylcarbonyl-1,3,4,6,7,11b-hexahydro-2H-pyrazino[2,1-a]isoquinoline-4-one), administered orally at the levels of 100 and 50 mg/kg, for 5 consecutive days, produces oogram changes in all animals and a pronounced hepatic shift of schistosomes (97.1 and 89.1, respectively). At(More)
Skin penetration by Schistosoma mansoni cercariae may be blocked by 1,4-and 1,2-naphthoquinones applied topically. Of 23 naphthoquinone derivatives synthesized, 15 afforded almost complete protection when applied in solution to the tails of mice 24 hours before exposure to cercariae. On the basis of present evidence the 5-carbon atom side chain present in(More)