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Cross-reactions between Leishmania braziliensis and Trypanosoma cruzi caused by common antigenic determinants hinder the specific diagnosis of cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (CL and MCL). Therefore, the usefulness of the 70-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp70) from L. braziliensis for differential serodiagnosis was investigated. The single-copy gene(More)
Sera from individuals suffering from leishmaniasis have been shown to strongly react against conserved proteins from the parasite, such as ribosomal, histones and heat-shock proteins. Some of these proteins have also been described as immunogenic in several auto-immune syndromes, and the detection of antibodies against them is considered to be indicative of(More)
In this paper, we report a method for isolation of high molecular weight DNA from Leishmania promastigotes. This technique is especially indicated for small-scale purification of DNA suitable for the construction of highly representative genomic libraries. In our protocol, lysis buffer is compatible with RNase treatment, avoiding an additional precipitation(More)
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