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In the present study, we investigated the role of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored mucin-like glycoproteins (GPI-mucins) from Trypanosoma cruzi trypomastigotes in triggering the synthesis of(More)
The pentavalent antimonial (Sb5+) meglumine is the drug of choice for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Brazil. Although the cardiotoxicity of high-dose, long-term Sb5+ therapy is well(More)
Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) is a multifunctional protein known to modulate angiogenesis, endothelial cell adhesion and apoptosis. In this study, we have demonstrated that TSP18, a recombinant 18 kDa(More)
In 1992, a dog naturally infected with Leishmania was found in a periurban area of Sabará, state of Minas Gerais, where human cutaneous leishmaniasis had been previously described. The parasite was(More)
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