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Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted
Master of Science (M.S.)
First Committee Member
Craig A. Vierra
Second Committee Member
Bovine trichomoniasis is a venereal disease that affects cattle. The causative agent of this disease is Tritrichomonas foetus, a flagellated protozoan. There is no current FDA approved treatment for this disease. The purpose of this study was to develop new compound screening assays that will make the discovery of new compounds faster and more accurate. The CellTiter-Glo Luminescent Cell Viability Assay, a high throughput screening (HTS) assay from Promega, was found to be as affective at measuring cytotoxicity as traditional assaying techniques. For the first time. preen florescent protein. a reporter gene used in cell viability assavs was successfully transformed into T. foetus for use in HTS systems. This study also identified new compounds that can potentially be used as new treatments for this disease.
Schreiber, Kimberly C. M.. (2007). Assay development for use in drug discovery against Bovine Trichomoniasis. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/650
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