Identification Of The Targets Of A Novel Metalloproteinase Inhibitor Used For The Treatment Of Human Head Lice

Grant number: LP0884047 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Human head lice are difficult to control. This project examines a new type of ovicidal treatment that prevents louse eggs from hatching. The goal is to understand precisely how this treatment is ovicidal, so that even more effective products might be designed. Beyond the benefits of providing a safe and reliable treatment option for a troublesome pest, the development of this product will be a significant step forward for the Australian pharmaceutical industry.