volume 75, issue 1, P169 1989
DOI: 10.2307/3282962
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Abstract: It has been proposed that the anthelmintic activity of the flukicide, closantel, is due to the drug's ability to interfere with the proton gradient in the parasite's mitochondria that in turn inhibits the generation of ATP by the parasite. Recent results using 31P-NMR suggest that this is not the primary target of the drug. We measured the effects of closantel on fluke intrategumental pH and observed a significant decrease (6.8 to 6.5). This decrease occurred within 10 min and at concentrations that were lower…

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