Synthetic and naturally occurring retinoids inhibit third- to fourth-stage larval development by Onchocerca lienalis in vitro.

A series of synthetic retinoids was screened for the ability to inhibit the third-to fourth-stage larval molt by Onchocerca lienalis in vitro. Of the 14 retinoids tested, eight gave significant inhibition of the molt at a concentration of 30.6 microM or less. Probit analysis of dose-response data collected for these active compounds indicated values for… CONTINUE READING