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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748529/dual-role-of-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cells-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
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Carolina V Poncini, Stella M González-Cappa
Pathogens can cause inflammation when inoculated into the skin. The vector-transmitted protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi induces poor cellular-infiltration and disseminates, causing high mortality in the experimental model. Here, we characterized the inflammatory foci at the parasite inoculation site and secondary lymphoid organs using a murine system. While no macrophages and few neutrophils and monocytes (Mo) were recruited into the skin, T. cruzi infection elicited the mobilization of Ly6C(+) Mo to draining lymph nodes and spleen...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746445/bat-trypanosomes-from-tapaj%C3%A3-s-arapiuns-extractive-reserve-in-brazilian-amazon
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Bruno Bernal Szpeiter, Juliana Isabel Giuli da Silva Ferreira, Francisco Flávio Vieira de Assis, Felipe Nascimento Stelmachtchuk, Kleber da Cunha Peixoto, Daniel Ajzenberg, Antonio Humberto Hammad Minervino, Solange Maria Gennari, Arlei Marcili
Trypanosoma comprises flagellates able to infect several mammalian species and is transmitted by several groups of invertebrates. The order Chiroptera can be infected by the subgenera Herpetosoma, Schizotrypanum, Megatrypanum and Trypanozoon. In this study, we described the diversity of bat trypanosomes and inferred phylogenetic relationships among the trypanosomes from bats caught in Tapajós-Arapiuns Extractive Reserve (Resex) in Pará state. Trypanosomes from bats were isolated by means of hemoculture, and the molecular phylogeny was based on the trypanosome barcode (SSUrDNA V7V8 variable region)...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744646/peptides-selected-using-phage-library-variants-effectively-inhibit-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection
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Yu E Kleshchenko, A V Zhigunova, M V Dalin, V Melnikov
Four peptide sequences characterized by high content of hydrophobic, charged, and polar amino acids were obtained from 23 clones of M13 phage. Peptides P2 and P4 exhibited highest binding affinity for immobilized trypomastigotes. The inhibitory effects of peptides seemed to be due to blockade of certain epitopes on T. cruzi surface proteins responsible for interactions with the respective receptors of host cells.
July 25, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740614/new-class-of-antitrypanosomal-agents-based-on-imidazopyridines
#4
Daniel G Silva, J Robert Gillespie, Ranae M Ranade, Zackary M Herbst, Uyen T T Nguyen, Frederick S Buckner, Carlos A Montanari, Michael H Gelb
The present work describes the synthesis of 22 new imidazopyridine analogues arising from medicinal chemistry optimization at different sites on the molecule. Seven and 12 compounds exhibited an in vitro EC50 ≤ 1 μM against Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) and Trypanosoma brucei (T. brucei) parasites, respectively. Based on promising results of in vitro activity (EC50 < 100 nM), cytotoxicity, metabolic stability, protein binding, and pharmacokinetics (PK) properties, compound 20 was selected as a candidate for in vivo efficacy studies...
July 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740612/3-hydroxykynurenine-a-tryptophan-metabolite-generated-during-the-infection-is-active-against-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Carolina P Knubel, Constanza Insfran, Fernando F Martinez, Cintia Diaz Lujan, Ricardo E Fretes, Martin G Theumer, Laura Cervi, Claudia C Motran
The antiparasitic activity of 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-HK), one of the major tryptophan catabolites of the kynurenine pathway, against both Trypanosoma cruzi evolutive forms that are important for human infection, trypomastigotes (Tps) and amastigotes (Am), possible targets in the parasite and the drug toxicity to mammalian cells have been investigated. 3-HK showed a potent activity against Am with IC50 values in the micromolar concentration range, while the IC50 values to cause Tps death was ∼6000-times higher, indicating that the replicative form present in the vertebrate hosts is much more susceptible to 3-HK than bloodstream Tps...
July 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733584/therapeutic-effects-of-sphingosine-kinase-inhibitor-n-n-dimethylsphingosine-dms-in-experimental-chronic-chagas-disease-cardiomyopathy
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Juliana Fraga Vasconcelos, Cássio Santana Meira, Daniela Nascimento Silva, Carolina Kymie Vasques Nonaka, Pâmela Santana Daltro, Simone Garcia Macambira, Pablo Daniel Domizi, Valéria Matos Borges, Ricardo Ribeiro-Dos-Santos, Bruno Solano de Freitas Souza, Milena Botelho Pereira Soares
Chagas disease cardiomyopathy is a parasite-driven inflammatory disease to which there are no effective treatments. Here we evaluated the therapeutic potential of N,N-dimethylsphingosine(DMS), which blocks the production of sphingosine-1-phosphate(S1P), a mediator of cellular events during inflammatory responses, in a model of chronic Chagas disease cardiomyopathy. DMS-treated, Trypanosoma cruzi-infected mice had a marked reduction of cardiac inflammation, fibrosis and galectin-3 expression when compared to controls...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727769/small-subunit-ribosomal-metabarcoding-reveals-extraordinary-trypanosomatid-diversity-in-brazilian-bats
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Maria Augusta Dario, Ricardo Moratelli Mendonça da Rocha, Philipp Schwabl, Ana Maria Jansen, Martin S Llewellyn
BACKGROUND: Bats are a highly successful, globally dispersed order of mammals that occupy a wide array of ecological niches. They are also intensely parasitized and implicated in multiple viral, bacterial and parasitic zoonosis. Trypanosomes are thought to be especially abundant and diverse in bats. In this study, we used 18S ribosomal RNA metabarcoding to probe bat trypanosome diversity in unprecedented detail. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Total DNA was extracted from the blood of 90 bat individuals (17 species) captured along Atlantic Forest fragments of Espírito Santo state, southeast Brazil...
July 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727723/analytical-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-a-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-kit-prototype-for-detection-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-dna-in-human-blood-samples
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Susana A Besuschio, Mónica Llano Murcia, Alejandro F Benatar, Severine Monnerat, Israel Cruz Mata, Albert Picado de Puig, María de Los Ángeles Curto, Yutaka Kubota, Diana P Wehrendt, Paula Pavia, Yasuyoshi Mori, Concepción Puerta, Joseph M Ndung'u, Alejandro G Schijman
This study aimed to assess analytical parameters of a prototype LAMP kit that was designed for detection of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA in human blood. The prototype is based on the amplification of the highly repetitive satellite sequence of T.cruzi in microtubes containing dried reagents on the inside of the caps. The reaction is carried out at 65°C during 40 minutes. Calcein allows direct detection of amplified products with the naked eye. Inclusivity and selectivity were tested in purified DNA from Trypanosoma cruzi stocks belonging to the six discrete typing units (DTUs), in DNA from other protozoan parasites and in human DNA...
July 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724556/performance-assessment-of-a-trypanosoma-cruzi-chimeric-antigen-in-multiplex-liquid-microarray-assays
#9
Fred Luciano Neves Santos, Paola Alejandra Fiorani Celedon, Nilson Ivo Tonin Zanchin, Amanda Leitolis, Sandra Crestani, Leonardo Foti, Wayner Vieira de Souza, Yara de Miranda Gomes, Marco Aurélio Krieger
Diagnosing chronic Chagas disease (CD) requires antibody--antigen detection methods, traditionally based on enzymatic assay techniques whose performance depend on the type and quality of antigen used. Previously, 4 recombinant chimeric proteins from Instituto de Biologia Molecular do Paraná (IBMP-8.1 to -8.4) comprising immuno-dominant regions of diverse Trypanosoma cruzi antigens showed excellent diagnostic performance in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Considering that next-generation platforms offer improved CD diagnostic accuracy with different T...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724448/systemic-insecticide-treatment-of-the-canine-reservoir-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-induces-high-levels-of-lethality-in-triatoma-infestans-a-principal-vector-of-chagas-disease
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Ariel Loza, Adrianna Talaga, Gladys Herbas, Ruben Jair Canaviri, Thalia Cahuasiri, Laura Luck, Alvaro Guibarra, Raquel Goncalves, Juan Antonio Pereira, Sonia A Gomez, Albert Picado, Louisa Alexandra Messenger, Caryn Bern, Orin Courtenay
BACKGROUND: Despite large-scale reductions in Chagas disease prevalence across Central and South America, Trypanosoma cruzi infection remains a considerable public health problem in the Gran Chaco region where vector-borne transmission persists. In these communities, peridomestic animals are major blood-meal sources for triatomines, and household presence of infected dogs increases T. cruzi transmission risk for humans. To address the pressing need for field-friendly, complementary methods to reduce triatomine infestation and interrupt T...
July 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723905/evolution-of-anti-trypanosoma-cruzi-antibody-production-in-patients-with-chronic-chagas-disease-correlation-between-antibody-titers-and-development-of-cardiac-disease-severity
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Ingebourg Georg, Alejandro Marcel Hasslocher-Moreno, Sergio Salles Xavier, Marcelo Teixeira de Holanda, Eric Henrique Roma, Maria da Gloria Bonecini-Almeida
Chagas disease is one of the most important endemic infections in Latin America affecting around 6-7 million people. About 30-50% of patients develop the cardiac form of the disease, which can lead to severe cardiac dysfunction and death. In this scenario, the identification of immunological markers of disease progression would be a valuable tool for early treatment and reduction of death rates. In this observational study, the production of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies through a retrospective longitudinal follow-up in chronic Chagas disease patients´ cohort and its correlation with disease progression and heart commitment was evaluated...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720491/the-immunomodulatory-effects-of-the-enalapril-in-combination-with-benznidazole-during-acute-and-chronic-phases-of-the-experimental-infection-with-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Ana Luisa Junqueira Leite, Guilherme de Paula Costa, Laís Roquete Lopes, Ludmilla Walter Dos Reis Mota, Paula Melo de Abreu Vieira, André Talvani
Trypanosoma cruzi infection triggers a chronic inflammatory process responsible for the alterations in the extracellular matrix and functionality of the heart. The angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors affects T. cruzi in vitro surveillance and modulates in vivo some inflammatory mediators. In this study, we investigated the treatment with an ACE inhibitor (Enalapril) and the Benznidazole (Bz) in a single and combination therapies (CT) in C57BL/6 mice infected with VL-10 strain of the T. cruzi. Animals were treated during 20days with different doses of Bz (100, 80, 60mg/kg), Enalapril (25, 20, 15mg/kg) and their CT (100+25; 80+20; 60+15mg/kg) and euthanized at 30° (acute) and at 120° (chronic) days post infection...
July 15, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719275/high-triatoma-brasiliensis-densities-and-trypanosoma-cruzi-prevalence-in-domestic-and-peridomestic-habitats-in-the-state-of-rio-grande-do-norte-brazil-the-source-for-chagas-disease-outbreaks
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Mauricio Lilioso, Elaine Folly-Ramos, Fabiana Lopes Rocha, Jorge Rabinovich, Claire Capdevielle-Dulac, Myriam Harry, Paula L Marcet, Jane Costa, Carlos Eduardo Almeida
AbstractA total of 2,431 Triatoma brasiliensis were collected from 39 populations of Paraíba (PB) and Rio Grande do Norte (RN) states, Brazil. In PB, Trypanosoma cruzi infection was not detected in either peridomestic or domestic vector populations. In contrast, in RN, T. brasiliensis was detected with high parasite prevalence in these ecotopes (30.7-40.0%). Moreover, peridomicile insect population densities were more than double the average densities of all other settings evaluated (19.17 versus < 8.94 triatomine/man-hour)...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715940/synthesis-of-lupeol-derivatives-and-their-antileishmanial-and-antitrypanosomal-activities
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Vanessa R Machado, Louis P Sandjo, Giovanni L Pinheiro, Milene H Moraes, Mario Steindel, Moacir G Pizzolatti, Maique W Biavatti
The natural product lupeol 1 was isolated from aerial parts of Vernonia scorpioides with satisfactory yield, which made it viable to be used as starting material in semisynthetic approach. Ten lupeol derivatives 2-11 were prepared by classical procedures. Including, five new esters derivatives 7-11, which were obtained by structural modifications in the isopropylidene fragment. All semisynthetic compounds and lupeol 1-11 were confirmed by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HRMS. Their antiprotozoal activity was evaluated in vitro against L...
July 17, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712508/health-care-importance-of-treponema-pallidum-chagas-disease-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-among-amerindians-of-argentina-an-observational-study
#15
María E Eirin, Cecilia M Delfino, Williams R Pedrozo, Richard Malan, Alberto Puca, Ana M De Rissio, Rogelio D Espejo, María L Gallo Vaulet, Marcelo Rodríguez Fermepin, Mirna M Biglione, Carolina A Berini
The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Treponema pallidum, Trypanosoma cruzi and Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) in five Amerindian populations of Argentina. A retrospective study was conducted among 857 Amerindian populations (112 Kollas, 298 Mbyá-guaraníes, 79 Sagua Huarpes, 368 Wichis) from 2007 to 2010. Screening and confirmation of T. pallidum, T. cruzi and HIV-1 were performed. T. pallidum and T. cruzi infections were detected in all communities with an overall prevalence rate of 4...
July 13, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706938/inhibitors-of-glycosomal-protein-import-provide-new-leads-against-trypanosomiasis
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Vishal C Kalel, Leonidas Emmanouilidis, Maciej Dawidowski, Wolfgang Schliebs, Michael Sattler, Grzegorz M Popowicz, Ralf Erdmann
Vector-borne trypanosomatid parasite infections in tropical and sub-tropical countries constitute a major threat to humans and livestock. Trypanosoma brucei parasites are transmitted by tsetse fly and lead to African sleeping sickness in humans and Nagana in cattle. In Latin American countries, Trypanosoma cruzi infections spread by triatomine kissing bugs lead to Chagas disease. Various species of Leishmania transmitted to humans by phlebotomine sandflies manifest in a spectrum of diseases termed Leishmaniasis...
July 3, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705488/prevalence-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-in-dogs-and-small-mammals-in-nuevo-le%C3%A3-n-mexico
#17
Lucio Galaviz-Silva, Roberto Mercado-Hernández, José J Zárate-Ramos, Zinnia J Molina-Garza
Chagas disease, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is an important public health concern in areas extending from South America northward into the southern United States of America. Although this hemoflagellate has many wild and domestic mammalians reported as reservoir hosts, studies on this subject are scarce in Nuevo León state, a region located in northeastern Mexico. This cross-sectional study showed that the general prevalence of T. cruzi infection in Nuevo León state was 14.5% (35/241), this percentage matching the ones determined by PCR and traditional diagnostics...
July 10, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701240/modelling-the-influence-of-host-community-composition-in-a-sylvatic-trypanosoma-cruzi-system
#18
Diana Erazo, Juan Cordovez, Carolina Cabrera, Jose E Calzada, Azael Saldaña, Nicole L Gottdenker
Species composition of wild reservoir hosts can influence the transmission and maintenance of multi-host vector borne pathogens. The 'pace of life' hypothesis proposes that the life history strategy of reservoir hosts can influence pathogen transmission of vector borne generalist pathogens. We use empirical data to parameterize a mathematical model that investigates the impacts of host life history traits on vector transmission dynamics of the vector-borne multi-host parasite Trypanosoma cruzi in habitats characterized by different degrees of deforestation and varying host community structure...
July 13, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700052/influence-of-environmental-enrichment-on-the-behavior-and-physiology-of-mice-infected-by-trypanosoma-cruzi
#19
Déborah Maria Moreira da Silva, Laila Pinheiro, Cristiano Schetini Azevedo, Guilherme de Paula Costa, André Talvani
INTRODUCTION: Enriched environments normally increase behavioral repertoires and diminish the expression of abnormal behaviors and stress-related physiological problems in animals. Although it has been shown that experimental animals infected with microorganisms can modify their behaviors and physiology, few studies have evaluated how environmental enrichment affects these parameters. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of environmental enrichment on the behavior and physiology of confined mice infected with Trypanosoma cruzi...
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697990/avian-antibodies-igy-against-trypanosoma-cruzi-purification-and-characterization-studies
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Thirssa H Grando, Matheus D Baldissera, Mariângela F de Sá, Guilherme do Carmo, Bianca Carolina Z Porto, Gisele S V Aguirre, Maria Isabel de Azevedo, Francielli P K de Jesus, Janio M Santurio, Michele R Sagrillo, Lenita Moura Stefani, Silvia Gonzalez Monteiro
Trypanosoma cruzi is a flagellated protozoan belonging to the Trypanosomatidae family, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease. Currently, there is neither a licensed vaccine nor effective treatment, characterizing an unmet clinical need. The IgY refers to the egg yolk immunoglobulin (Y=yolk) and its production and use are subjects of many studies due to the diversity of its diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Several researchers have shown that the use of specific IgY may prevent and/or control infectious and parasitic diseases...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
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