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- Morphological, biological and molecular characterization of three strains of Trypanosoma cruzi Chagas, 1909 (Kinetoplastida, Trypanosomatidae) isolated from Triatoma sordida (Stal) 1859 (Hemiptera, Reduviidae) and a domestic cat
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
- Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
- Programa de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Científico da Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas da UNESP (PADC)
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
- A study was conducted of the biological, morphological and molecular characters of 3 strains of Trypanosoma cruzi (SI5, SI8 and SIGR(3)) isolated from specimens of Triatoma sordida collected in Santo Inacio and a domestic cat. In order to carry out the study, the following parameters were evaluated: pre-patent period, parasitaemia curves, morphology of the parasites, mortality rates, histopathological lesions and molecular typing. The strains presented variable pre-patent periods, low parasitaemia and no animal mortality. The morphological study of trypomastigotes showed a predominance of intermediate-width and short-length forms, as well as low nuclear index. Epimastigotes presented a low nuclear index, intermediate-width forms in strains SI5 and SI8, and large-width forms in SIGR(3). A shorter length could be noted in strains SI8 and SIGR(3), whereas SI5 displayed an intermediate length. The histopathological study did not detect amastigote nests in tissues. The amplification of the divergent domain of 24S alpha rRNA, HSP60 and GPI genes of strains SI5, SI8 and SIGR(3) classified the 3 strains into Group II. Biological parameters made it possible to classify the strains isolated in Santo Inacio) (BA) into Biodeme III, Zymodeme I and Group II of T. cruzi.
- Parasitology. New York: Cambridge Univ Press, v. 139, n. 1, p. 37-44, 2012.
- Cambridge University Press
- Trypanosoma cruzi
- Chagas' disease
- experimental infection
- Acesso restrito
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