The in vitro HL-60 cell--Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense culture system: a rapid in vitro drug screen.

The in vitro culture system is described in which Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (LOUTat.1) was grown with the human feed layer cell HL-60. The use of this system in determining the 50% growth Inhibitory Concentration (IC50) of unknown compounds for both the trypanosomes and the host cell was demonstrated. The data shows that several analogues of… (More)