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Characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi strains from southern Ecuador
Tropical Disease Institute, Ohio University
Athens, United States
This project examines the transmission cycles of T. cruzi in Southern Ecuador. We seek to expand the knowledge on the biology of T. cruzi transmission in the Andean region, which is paramount for the establishment of control programs aimed to stop transmission of the parasite to human populations.
Could Carlos Chagas' assumption on the relationship between goiter and chronic Chagas heart disease be correct? A historical reappraisal.
Bestetti RB, Cardinalli-Neto A, Restini CB, Couto LB
Evidence of selection on phenotypic plasticity and cost of plasticity in response to host-feeding sources in the major Chagas disease vector Triatoma infestans.
Nattero J, Leonhard G, Gürtler RE, Crocco LB
Heterogeneous infectiousness in guinea pigs experimentally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi.
Castillo-Neyra R, Mayorí KB, Sánchez RS, Juárez JA, Xie S, Velarde CN, Levy MZ
Interleukin-17, oxidative stress and inflammation: role of melatonin during Trypanosoma cruzi infection.
Brazão V, Colato RP, Santello FH, Filipin MD, Toldo MP, Vale GT, Tirapelli CR, Prado JC