Cristiane Varella Lisboa

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American trypanosomiasis is transmitted in nature via a sylvatic cycle, where Trypanosoma cruzi interacts with wild triatomines and mammalian reservoirs, or via a domestic cycle where the parasite comes into contact with humans through domiciliated triatomines. The pool of T. cruzi isolates consists of sub-populations presenting a broad genetic diversity.(More)
We have focused on the role played by a carnivore, the coati (Nasua nasua), in the transmission cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi in the Brazilian Pantanal biome. We collected data during 2000/01 and 2005-07. Prevalence and pattern of T. cruzi infection were determined by serological tests and hemoculture. Isolates were characterized by miniexon molecular assay.(More)
In order to better comprehend the putative association between genotype Trypanosoma cruzi II and primates, an evaluation of the infection in free ranging primates and specimens born in captivity from different geographical areas, the Amazon and the Atlantic forest, was carried out. Seroprevalences of the T. cruzi infection among the primates was similar in(More)
Protease expression among TCI and TCII field isolates was analysed. Gelatin-containing gels revealed hydrolysis bands with molecular masses ranging from 45 to 66 kDa. The general protease expression profile showed that TCII isolates presented higher heterogeneity compared to TCI. By utilizing protease inhibitors, we showed that all active proteases at acid(More)
Wild golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) - endangered primates that are native to the Brazilian Atlantic coastal forest - were surveyed for the presence of Trypanosoma cruzi with the use of Giemsa-stained blood smears, hemocultures and an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFAT). Positive IFAT with titers ranging from 1:20 to 1:1280 were observed(More)
We examined by parasitological tests (hemocultures and buffy coat) infection by Trypanosoma cruzi and T. evansi in blood samples from Leopardus pardalis, Cerdocyon thous and domestic dogs. Besides, 25 T. cruzi isolates previously derived from feral pigs and small wild mammals were here characterized by miniexon gene and demonstrated to be in the TcI(More)
American trypanosamiasis occurs in nature as a sylvatic cycle, where Trypanosoma cruzi interacts with wild triatomines and mammalian reservoirs, such as marsupials, rodents, armadillos and other animals. Due to difficulties in trying to isolate T. cruzi stocks from the sylvatic cycle, very few studies have been performed in order to understand the parasite(More)
The course of experimental infection of Swiss mice with 95 sylvatic Trypanosoma cruzi isolates included in TCI or TCII genotype was characterized. The purpose was to verify biological properties and its eventual correspondence with original host species, genotype or zymodeme. The isolates of T. cruzi were 100% infective, 55% resulted in patent parasitemia(More)
BACKGROUND Wild golden lion tamarins from the Biological Reserve of Poço das Antas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have high prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection leading us to clinically assess the disease in this endangered species. METHODS 34 tamarins were sampled for the presence of T. cruzi infection (through serology) and clinical evaluation(More)
Two main genotypes in Trypanosoma cruzi subpopulations can be distinguished by PCR amplification of sequences from the mini-exon gene non-transcribed spacer, respectively, T. cruzi I (TCI) and T. cruzi II (TCII). This technique is also capable of distinguishing a third assemblage of subpopulations that do not fit in these genotypes and that remain known as(More)