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Open Access | Suppressive effect of azithromycin on Plasmodium berghei mosquito stage development and apicoplast replication

March 14, 2010 - 10:23 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Shoichi Shimizu, Yoshio Osada, Tamotsu Kanazawa, Yoshiya Tanaka, Meiji Arai
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:73 (10 March 2010)

AZM inhibits parasite development in the mosquito stage, probably through the same mechanism as in the liver and blood stages. Such a multi-targeting anti-malarial, along with its safety, would be ideal for mass drug administration in malaria control programmes.

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