One health therapeutics: Target-Based drug development for cryptosporidiosis and other apicomplexa diseases.

Van Voorhis, Wesley C; Hulverson, Matthew A; Choi, Ryan; Huang, Wenlin; Arnold, Samuel L M; Schaefer, Deborah A; Betzer, Dana P; Vidadala, Rama S R; Lee, Sangun; Whitman, Grant R; Barrett, Lynn K; Maly, Dustin J; Riggs, Michael W; Fan, Erkang; Kennedy, Thomas J; Tzipori, Saul; Doggett, J Stone; Winzer, Pablo; Anghel, Nicoleta; Imhof, Dennis; ... (2021). One health therapeutics: Target-Based drug development for cryptosporidiosis and other apicomplexa diseases. Veterinary parasitology, 289, p. 109336. Elsevier 10.1016/j.vetpar.2020.109336

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This is a review of the development of bumped-kinase inhibitors (BKIs) for the therapy of One Health parasitic apicomplexan diseases. Many apicomplexan infections are shared between humans and livestock, such as cryptosporidiosis and toxoplasmosis, as well as livestock only diseases such as neosporosis. We have demonstrated proof-of-concept for BKI therapy in livestock models of cryptosporidiosis (newborn calves infected with Cryptosporidium parvum), toxoplasmosis (pregnant sheep infected with Toxoplasma gondii), and neosporosis (pregnant sheep infected with Neospora caninum). We discuss the potential uses of BKIs for the treatment of diseases caused by apicomplexan parasites in animals and humans, and the improvements that need to be made to further develop BKIs.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology

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Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Winzer, Pablo Arnold; Anghel, Nicoleta; Imhof, Dennis; Müller, Joachim and Hemphill, Andrew


600 Technology > 630 Agriculture








Andrew Hemphill

Date Deposited:

17 Feb 2021 14:33

Last Modified:

21 Feb 2021 03:02

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Antiparastics Apicomplexa Kinase inhibitors




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