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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164071/galectin-3-a-friend-but-not-a-foe-during-trypanosoma-cruzi-experimental-infection
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Aline A da Silva, Thaise L Teixeira, Samuel C Teixeira, Fabrício C Machado, Marlus A Dos Santos, Tatiana C Tomiosso, Paula C B Tavares, Rebecca T E Silva Brígido, Flávia Alves Martins, Nadjania S de Lira Silva, Cassiano C Rodrigues, Maria C Roque-Barreira, Renato A Mortara, Daiana S Lopes, Veridiana de Melo Rodrigues Ávila, Claudio V da Silva
Trypanosoma cruzi interacts with host cells, including cardiomyocytes, and induces the production of cytokines, chemokines, metalloproteinases, and glycan-binding proteins. Among the glycan-binding proteins is Galectin-3 (Gal-3), which is upregulated after T. cruzi infection. Gal-3 is a member of the lectin family with affinity for β-galactose containing molecules; it can be found in both the nucleus and the cytoplasm and can be either membrane-associated or secreted. This lectin is involved in several immunoregulatory and parasite infection process...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162347/trypanosoma-cruzi-tryparedoxin-ii-interacts-with-different-peroxiredoxins-under-physiological-and-oxidative-stress-conditions
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L Dias, E F Peloso, A F P Leme, C M Carnielli, C N Pereira, C C Werneck, S Guerrero, F R Gadelha
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease, has to cope with reactive oxygen and nitrogen species during its life cycle in order to ensure its survival and infection. The parasite detoxifies these species through a series of pathways centered on trypanothione that depend on glutathione or low molecular mass dithiol proteins such as tryparedoxins. These proteins transfer reducing equivalents to peroxidases, including mitochondrial and cytosolic peroxiredoxins, TcMPx and TcCPx, respectively. In T...
November 18, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161488/identifying-trypanosoma-cruzi-discreet-typing-units-in-triatomines-collected-in-different-natural-regions-of-per%C3%A3%C2%BA
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Carlos P Padilla, Uriel Alvarado, Gladis Ventura, Deysi Luna-Caipo, Marcial Suárez, José R Tuñoque, Nancy Ruelas-Llerena, Luis A Fachín, Alina Huiza, Lizandro Gonzáles, Julio César Carranza, Gustavo Adolfo Vallejo, Gustavo Adolfo Vallejo, Abraham G Cáceres, Abraham G Cáceres
INTRODUCTION: Trypanosoma cruzi has been divided by international consensus into six discrete typing units (DTU): TcI, TcII, TcIII, TcIV, TcV y TcVI. The factors determining the dynamics of T. cruzi genotypes vector transmission of Chagas' disease in the different geographical regions of Perú are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To detect and type T. cruzi DTUs from the faeces of seven species of triatomines (Panstrongylus chinai, P. geniculatus, P. herreri, Rhodnius robustus, R...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161480/-biological-parameters-of-meccus-phyllosomus-phyllosomus-burmeister-1835-triatoma-recurva-st%C3%A3-l-1868-hemiptera-reduviidae-and-their-laboratory-hybrids
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Lizbeth Díaz, Karen Covarrubias, Ángel Licón, Mixtli Astorga, Yaneth Moreno, José Alejandro Martínez
INTRODUCTION: Hybrids from species and subspecies of Mexican triatomines have shown outstanding biological and behavioral characteristics as compared with their parental groups. This could lead to an increasing risk of transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi to human and animal reservoir hosts. OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare biological parameters related to the life cycle of Triatoma recurva, Meccus phyllosomus phyllosomus and their laboratory hybrids and estimate their risk as transmitters of T...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160509/sympatry-influence-in-the-interaction-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-with-triatomine
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Elaine Schultz Dworak, Silvana Marques de Araújo, Mônica Lúcia Gomes, Miyoko Massago, Érika Cristina Ferreira, Max Jean de Ornelas Toledo
INTRODUCTION: Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiologic agent of Chagas disease, is widely distributed in nature, circulating between triatomine bugs and sylvatic mammals, and has large genetic diversity. Both the vector species and the genetic lineages of T. cruzi present a varied geographical distribution. This study aimed to verify the influence of sympatry in the interaction of T. cruzi with triatomines. Methods: The behavior of the strains PR2256 (T. cruzi II) and AM14 (T. cruzi IV) was studied in Triatoma sordida (TS) and Rhodnius robustus (RR)...
September 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158000/functional-genomic-fabrics-are-remodeled-in-a-mouse-model-of-chagasic-cardiomyopathy-and-restored-following-cell-therapy
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Dumitru A Iacobas, Sanda Iacobas, Herbert B Tanowitz, Antonio Campos de Carvalho, David C Spray
We previously found that, in a mouse model of Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC), 18% of the 9390 quantified unigenes were significantly regulated by Trypanosoma cruzi infection. However, treatment with bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (MNCs) resulted in 84% transcriptomic recovery. We have applied new algorithms to reanalyze these datasets with respect to specific pathways [CCC, cardiac muscle contraction (CMC) and chemokine signaling (CCS)]. In addition to the levels of expression of individual genes we also calculated gene expression variability and coordination of expression of each gene with all others...
November 17, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154947/16s-rrna-gene-amplicon-sequencing-reveals-dominance-of-actinobacteria-in-rhodnius-pallescens-compared-to-triatoma-maculata-midgut-microbiota-in-natural-populations-of-vector-insects-from-colombia
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Luisa M Montoya-Porras, Triana-Chavez Omar, F Alzate Juan, X Claudia Moreno Herrera, Gloria E Cadavid-Restrepo
Chagas disease affects more than 6 million people in Latin America, it is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, which is transmitted mainly by bloodsucking insects of the Triatominae subfamily. Studies on microbial communities that inhabit the insect gut are important to understanding their role in the parasite transmission and development. The present work aims to evaluate the gut bacterial composition of natural populations of triatomine species from Vichada and Magdalena, administrative states called departments in Colombia, using high-throughput sequencing technologies...
November 15, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144219/trypanosoma-sp-diversity-in-amazonian-bats-chiroptera-mammalia-from-acre-state-brazil
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Francisco C B Dos Santos, Cristiane V Lisboa, Samanta C C Xavier, Maria A Dario, Rair de S Verde, Armando M Calouro, André Luiz R Roque, Ana M Jansen
Bats are ancient hosts of Trypanosoma species and their flying ability, longevity and adaptability to distinct environments indicate that they are efficient dispersers of parasites. Bats from Acre state (Amazon Biome) were collected in four expeditions conducted in an urban forest (Parque Zoobotânico) and one relatively more preserved area (Seringal Cahoeira) in Rio Branco and Xapuri municipalities. Trypanosoma sp. infection was detected by hemoculture and fresh blood examination. Isolated parasite species were identified by the similarity of the obtained DNA sequence from 18S rDNA polymerase chain reaction and reference strains...
November 16, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141765/bionomics-and-spatial-distribution-of-triatomine-vectors-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-in-texas-and-other-southern-states-usa
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Rachel Curtis-Robles, Sarah A Hamer, Sage Lane, Michael Z Levy, Gabriel L Hamer
Defining spatial and temporal occurrences of triatomine vectors of Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas disease, in the US is critical for public health protection. Through a citizen science program and field collections from 2012 to 2016, we collected 3,215 triatomines, mainly from Texas. Using morphological and molecular approaches, we identified seven Triatoma species and report sex, length, and blood engorgement status. Many citizen-collected triatomines (92.9%) were encountered indoors, in peridomestic settings, or in dog kennels and represent spillover transmission risk of T...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141748/trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-induces-pannexin-1-channel-opening-in-cardiac-myocytes
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Iván Barría, Juan Güiza, Fredi Cifuentes, Pedro Zamorano, Juan C Sáez, Jorge González, José L Vega
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas diseases, invades the cardiac tissue causing acute myocarditis and heart electrical disturbances. In T. cruzi invasion, the parasite induces [Ca(2+)]i transients in the host cells, an essential phenomenon for invasion. To date, knowledge on the mechanism that elicits transients of [Ca(2+)]i during the infection of cardiac myocytes has not been fully characterized. Pannexin1 (Panx1) channel are poorly selective channels found in all vertebrates that serve as a pathway for ATP release...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140309/biosensors-to-diagnose-chagas-disease-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
María-Isabel Rocha-Gaso, Luis-Jesús Villarreal-Gómez, Denis Beyssen, Frédéric Sarry, Marco-Antonio Reyna, Carlos-Napoleón Ibarra-Cerdeña
Chagas disease (CD), which mostly affects those living in deprived areas, has become one of Latin America's main public health problems. Effective prevention of the disease requires early diagnosis, initiation of therapy, and regular blood monitoring of the infected individual. However, the majority of the Trypanosoma cruzi infections go undiagnosed because of mild symptoms, limited access to medical attention and to a high variability in the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests. Consequently, more affordable and accessible detection technologies capable of providing early diagnosis and T...
November 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140234/prevalence-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-other-trypanosomatids-in-frequently-hunted-wild-mammals-from-the-peruvian-amazon
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E Angelo Morales, Pedro Mayor, Mark Bowler, Esar Aysanoa, Erika S Pérez-Velez, Jocelyn Pérez, Julio A Ventocilla, G Christian Baldeviano, Andrés G Lescano
To better understand the ecology of Trypanosoma cruzi in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon, we evaluated the prevalence of T. cruzi and other trypanosomatids in four orders of wild mammals hunted and consumed by inhabitants of three remote indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon. Of 300 wild mammals sampled, 115 (38.3%) were infected with trypanosomatids and 15 (5.0%) with T. cruzi. The prevalence of T. cruzi within each species was as follows: large rodents (Cuniculus paca, 5.5%; Dasyprocta spp., 2.6%), edentates (Dasypus novemcinctus, 4...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132413/germacranolide-type-sesquiterpene-lactones-from-smallanthus-sonchifolius-with-promising-activity-against-leishmania-mexicana-and-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Jerónimo L Ulloa, Renata Spina, Agustina Casasco, Patricia B Petray, Virginia Martino, Miguel A Sosa, Fernanda M Frank, Liliana V Muschietti
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease are life-threatening illnesses caused by the protozoan parasites Leishmania spp. and Trypanosoma cruzi, respectively. They are known as "neglected diseases" due to the lack of effective drug treatments and the scarcity of research work devoted to them. Therefore, the development of novel and effective drugs is an important and urgent need. Natural products are an important source of bioactive molecules for the development of new drugs. In this study, we evaluated the activity of enhydrin, uvedalin and polymatin B, three sesquiterpene lactones (STLs) isolated from Smallanthus sonchifolius, on Leishmania mexicana (MNYC/BZ/62/M) and Trypanosoma cruzi (Dm28c)...
November 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121981/intrinsic-dna-curvature-in-trypanosomes
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Pablo Smircich, Najib M El-Sayed, Beatriz Garat
BACKGROUND: Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma brucei are protozoan parasites causing Chagas disease and African sleeping sickness, displaying unique features of cellular and molecular biology. Remarkably, no canonical signals for RNA polymerase II promoters, which drive protein coding genes transcription, have been identified so far. The secondary structure of DNA has long been recognized as a signal in biological processes and more recently, its involvement in transcription initiation in Leishmania was proposed...
November 9, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121659/polyclonal-antibodies-for-the-detection-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-circulating-antigens
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Edith S Málaga-Machaca, Alessandra Romero-Ramirez, Robert H Gilman, Sofía Astupiña-Figueroa, Noelia Angulo, Alejandro Florentini, Cinthya J Lovon-Luque, Remo A Gonza, Ada Del Carpio-Sanz, Inés Cabello, Rosina Camargo, Fernando Recuenco, Liliam A Barrueta-Soria, Manuela R Verastegui, Maritza Calderon, Holger Mayta
BACKGROUND: Detection of Trypanosoma cruzi antigens in clinical samples is considered an important diagnostic tool for Chagas disease. The production and use of polyclonal antibodies may contribute to an increase in the sensitivity of immunodiagnosis of Chagas disease. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Polyclonal antibodies were raised in alpacas, rabbits, and hens immunized with trypomastigote excreted-secreted antigen, membrane proteins, trypomastigote lysate antigen and recombinant 1F8 to produce polyclonal antibodies...
November 9, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119655/targeting-host-mitochondria-a-role-for-the-trypanosoma-cruzi-amastigote-flagellum
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Gaelle Lentini, Nicolas Dos Santos Pacheco, Barbara A Burleigh
Trypanosoma cruzi is the kinetoplastid protozoan parasite that causes human Chagas disease, a chronic disease with complex outcomes including severe cardiomyopathy and sudden death. In mammalian hosts, T. cruzi colonizes a wide range of tissues and cell types where it replicates within the host cell cytoplasm. Like all intracellular pathogens, T. cruzi amastigotes must interact with its immediate host cell environment in a manner that facilitates access to nutrients and promotes a suitable niche for replication and survival...
November 8, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118740/response-to-trypanosoma-cruzi-by-human-blood-cells-enriched-with-dentritic-cells-is-controlled-by-cyclooxygenase-2-pathway
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Sandra C H Lonien, Aparecida D Malvezi, Helena T Suzukawa, Lucy M Yamauchi, Sueli F Yamada-Ogatta, Luiz V Rizzo, Juliano Bordignon, Phileno Pinge-Filho
Chagas disease (Cd) or American human trypanosomiasis is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and affects ~7 million people, mostly in Latin America. The infective trypomastigote forms of the parasite can invade several human blood cell populations, including monocytes and dendritic cells (DC). Although these cells display a wide functional diversity, their interactions with T. cruzi via cyclooxygenase (COX) and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) dependent pathways have not been analyzed. To exploiting this mechanism, DC-enriched peripheral human blood mononuclear cell populations (DC-PBMC) were used as our model...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117727/crispoic-acid-a-new-compound-from-laelia-marginata-orchidaceae-and-biological-evaluations-against-parasites-human-cancer-cell-lines-and-zika-virus
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Andrezza C Belloto, Gredson K Souza, Paula C Perin, Ivania T A Schuquel, Silvana M O Santin, Lucas U R Chiavelli, Francielle P Garcia, Vanessa Kaplum, Jean H S Rodrigues, Débora B Scariot, Rodrigo Delvecchio, Erik Machado-Ferreira, Renato Santana Aguiar, Carlos A G Soares, Celso V Nakamura, Armando M Pomini
The phytochemical study of Laelia marginata (Lindl.) L. O. Williams (Orchidaceae) led to the isolation of a new natural product named crispoic acid (1), together with six other known compounds (2-7). The new natural product was identified as a dimer of eucomic acid and was structurally characterised based upon 1D and 2D NMR and HRMS data. Biological assays with plant crude extract, fractions and isolated compounds were performed against two human cancer cell lines (Hela and Siha), and the tropical parasites Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis...
November 8, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116293/antioxidant-effect-of-morus-nigra-on-chagas-disease-progression
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Michelly Cristina Montenote, Vithor Zuccaro Wajsman, Yoichi Takaki Konno, Paulo César Ferreira, Regildo Márcio Gonçalves Silva, Altino Luiz Silva Therezo, Luciana Pereira Silva, Luciamáre Perinetti Alves Martins
Considering the widespread popular use of Morus nigra and the amount of scientific information on its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, the effectiveness of this phytotherapeutic compound in the parasitemia progression during the acute phase of Chagas disease and its role in the development of the inflammatory process as well as its effects on the oxidative damage in the chronic phase of infection were evaluated. Thus, 96 male Swiss mice were randomly divided into eight groups, four groups were uninfected controls, and four groups were intraperitoneally infected with 5...
November 6, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114029/rapid-selection-free-high-efficiency-genome-editing-in-protozoan-parasites-using-crispr-cas9-ribonucleoproteins
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Lia Carolina Soares Medeiros, Lilith South, Duo Peng, Juan M Bustamante, Wei Wang, Molly Bunkofske, Natasha Perumal, Fernando Sanchez-Valdez, Rick L Tarleton
Trypanosomatids (order Kinetoplastida), including the human pathogens Trypanosoma cruzi (agent of Chagas disease), Trypanosoma brucei, (African sleeping sickness), and Leishmania (leishmaniasis), affect millions of people and animals globally. T. cruzi is considered one of the least studied and most poorly understood tropical disease-causing parasites, in part because of the relative lack of facile genetic engineering tools. This situation has improved recently through the application of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-CRISPR-associated protein 9 (CRISPR-Cas9) technology, but a number of limitations remain, including the toxicity of continuous Cas9 expression and the long drug marker selection times...
November 7, 2017: MBio
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