Toxoplasma gondii: effects of Artemisia annua L. on susceptibility to infection in experimental models in vitro and in vivo.

@article{Oliveira2009ToxoplasmaGE,
  title={Toxoplasma gondii: effects of Artemisia annua L. on susceptibility to infection in experimental models in vitro and in vivo.},
  author={Ta{\'i}sa Carrijo de Oliveira and Deise Aparecida de Oliveira Silva and Cristina Rostkowska and Samantha Ribeiro B{\'e}la and Elo{\'i}sa Am{\'a}lia Vieira Ferro and Pedro M. L. P. Magalh{\~a}es and Jos{\'e} Roberto Mineo},
  journal={Experimental parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={233-41}
}
Considering that the treatment for toxoplasmosis is based on drugs that show limited efficacy due to their substantial side effects, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of Artemisia annua on in vitro and in vivo Toxoplasma gondii infection. A. annua infusion was prepared from dried herb and tested in human foreskin fibroblasts (HFF) or mice that were infected with the parasite and compared with sulfadiazine treatment. For in vitro experiments, treatment was done on… CONTINUE READING