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Table 1.

Description of treatments used in in vivo experiments.

Mice groups (n = 6) T. cruzi Ninoa strain (Infection dose) Astaxanthin dose (mg/kg/day) Nifurtimox dose (mg/kg/day)
G1 (Tc) 10 parasites
G2 (Tc/ASTX) 10 parasites 10
G3 (Tc/ASTX/NFMX) 10 parasites 10 100
G4 (Tc/NFMX) 10 parasites 100
G5 (saline solution)
G6 (NFMX) 100
G7 (AST/NFMX) 10 100
G8 (ASTX) 10

Tc: Challenge with T. cruzi (positive control); ASTX: Astaxanthin; NFMX: Nifurtimox; G5–G8 (controls). Six BALB/c mice were used per group.

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