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Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigote forms concentrate their major protease, cruzipain, in the same compartment where these parasites store macromolecules obtained from medium and for this ability these organelles were named as reservosomes. Intracellular digestion occurs mainly inside reservosomes and seems to be modulated by cruzipain and its natural inhibitor(More)
The association of high resolution field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), with a more efficient system of secondary electron (SE) collection and in-lens specimen position, provided a great improvement in the specimen’s topographical contrast and in the generation of high-resolution images. In addition, images obtained with the use of the(More)
Reservosomes are endocytic organelles from Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes that store proteins and lipids for future use. The lack of molecular markers for the compartments of this parasite makes it difficult to clarify all reservosome functions, as they present characteristics of pre-lysosomes, lysosomes and recycling compartments.
BACKGROUND Previous studies on the use of SO2 and CO2 as impregnating agent for sugar cane bagasse steam treatment showed comparative and promising results concerning the cellulose enzymatic hydrolysis and the low formation of the inhibitors furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural for the use of CO2 at 205°C/15 min or SO2 at 190°C/5 min. In the present study(More)
Endocytic activity is particularly intense in Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes, while in amastigotes and trypomastigotes it is untraceable. Cargo molecules enters through the cytostome or flagellar pocket at the parasite anterior region, goes along a branched early endosomal network of tubules and vesicles spread from nuclear periphery to the posterior pole,(More)
Conversion of sugarcane bagasse to bioethanol is hindered due to intrinsic biomass recalcitrance that is related to its chemical composition and physicochemical properties. Furthermore, biomass heterogeneity interferes with process effectiveness. To compare sugarcane culm recalcitrance epidermis, internode and node fractions were individually investigated(More)
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