Shraddha A. Sane

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Current drugs for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis are inadequate, and their efficacies are also compromised due to suppression of immune function during the course of infection. Miltefosine is the only promising orally active antileishmanial drug, but due to its long half-life, there is risk of development of resistance. To overcome these problems,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the combination of CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG ODN) and miltefosine for the treatment of experimental visceral leishmaniasis (VL). METHODS The experiments were carried out using BALB/c mice and hamsters, infected with Leishmania donovani. CpG ODN was administered at various doses by the intraperitoneal (ip) route. The dose of CpG(More)
Prophylactic potential of synthetic bacterial lipopeptide and a TLR2 agonist, Pam3Cys was first evaluated against experimental visceral leishmaniasis in rodent model. After establishing the potential its effect on therapeutic efficacy of miltefosine was also studied. Pam3Cys showed 74.64% inhibition in parasitic establishment when administered by ip route(More)
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