Clotilde Marín

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Chagas disease is present in Mexico but data on the presence of its vectors are not known for all the states. We conducted an epidemiological study to ascertain the presence of bedbugs in 23 communities of seven municipalities in the state of Querétaro, Mexico. Sampling was performed within and outside dwellings, using the technique of one person searching(More)
Two superoxide dismutases (SODI and SODII) have been purified by differential centrifugation, fractionation with ammonium sulphate followed by chromatographic separation (ionic exchange and affinity), from a plant trypanosomatid isolated from Euphorbia characias, and then characterized for several biochemical properties. Both enzymes were insensitive to(More)
Six trypanosomatids isolated from different geographical areas from South America (Peru and Brazil) and different vectors and reservoir hosts (the triatomine Panstrongylus chinai [TP1], Triatoma infestans [TP2], Rhodnius ecuadorensis [TP3], R. prolixus [TB1], Didelphys marsupialis [TB2]), and one from a human asymptomatic patient [TB3], were characterized(More)
In 1909, Donovan [1] proposed the creation of a new genus, Phytomonas, to differentiate plant from animal trypanosomatids. Phytomonas spp. live in the latex, sap, sieve tubes, and fruit of many plant species [2]. At first, considerable controversy surrounded the pathogenicity of phytomonads in plants, as initially these parasitic protozoans were not thought(More)
We have isolated and biochemically characterized two iron superoxide dismutases activities (SODI and SODII) from a plant trypanosomatid isolated from Euphorbia characias. The isoenzyme FeSODII has immunogenic capacity, and the positivity of the anti-SODII serum persists to a dilution of 1/40,000, by Western blot. In addition, Western blot has been used to(More)
Leishmania spp. are digenetic parasites whose infection occurs inside the mononuclear phagocitary system. The iron superoxide dismutase secreted (Fe-SODe) by promastigotes of Leishmania spp. seems to plays an important role in the defense to environmental detoxification and neutralization of oxidative stress damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS)(More)
An increasing number of studies have reported high infection rates for American cutaneous leishmaniasis in dogs, which have thus been proposed as the reservoir host. Canine leishmaniasis is widespread in different states in Mexico, where a number of Leishmania species have been isolated from dogs. In the present study, the detection of different Leishmania(More)
Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease remain a significant global problem. Current treatments have serious disadvantage due to cost, toxicity, long therapy duration and resistance. In the last years increasing interest has arisen in drug development to fight both diseases. Recently, metal-based drugs have revealed as promising drugs in a variety of therapeutic(More)
Chagas disease is today one of the most important neglected diseases for its upcoming expansion to non-endemic areas and has become a threat to blood recipients in many countries. In this study, the trypanocidal activity of ten derivatives of a family of aza-scorpiand like macrocycles is evaluated against Trypanosoma cruzi in vitro and in vivo murine model(More)
A series of new phthalazine derivatives 1-4 containing imidazole rings were prepared. The monoalkylamino substituted derivatives 2 and 4 were more active in vitro against T. cruzi and less toxic against Vero cells than both their disubstituted analogues and the reference drug benznidazole. Compounds 2 and 4 highly inhibited the antioxidant parasite enzyme(More)