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The mosaic genome of warm-blooded vertebrates.
This approach has revealed that the distribution of genes, integrated viral sequences, and interspersed repeats is highly nonuniform in the genome, and that the base composition and ratio of CpG to GpC in both coding and noncoding sequences, as well as codon usage, mainly depend on the GC content of the isochores harboring the sequences. Expand
Atypical Human Infections by Animal Trypanosomes
Improvement, evaluation of new diagnostic tests, and field investigations are required for detection and confirmation of these atypical human trypanosomoses, which might be underestimated. Expand
Exocytosis and protein secretion in Trypanosoma
Conordant lines of evidence support the original hypothesis of the involvement of microvesicle-like bodies in the survival strategy allowing Trypanosoma to exchange proteins at least between parasites and/or to manipulate the host immune system. Expand
Trichomonas vaginalis: repeated DNA target for highly sensitive and specific polymerase chain reaction diagnosis.
It appears that the two set primers are highly specific of T. vaginalis and provide a useful tool for PCR diagnosis in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients especially among the HIV at risk individuals. Expand
First isolation of Enterobacter, Enterococcus, and Acinetobacter spp. as inhabitants of the tsetse fly (Glossina palpalis palpalis) midgut.
The morphological, nutritional, physiological, and phylogenetic results identified Enterobacter, Enterococcus, and Acinetobacter spp. Expand
Phylogenetic analysis reveals the presence of the Trypanosoma cruzi clade in African terrestrial mammals.
It is suggested that intercontinental transfer occurred well after continental separation, allowing these trypanosomes to establish and evolve in African terrestrial mammals, and questioning the validity of calibratingtrypanosome molecular trees using continental separation. Expand
Serratia glossinae sp. nov., isolated from the midgut of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis.
We report the isolation of a novel bacterium, strain C1(T), from the midgut of the tsetse fly Glossina palpalis gambiensis, one of the vector insects responsible for transmission of the trypanosomesExpand
Antimonial-Mediated DNA Fragmentation inLeishmania infantum Amastigotes
The results demonstrate that the antileishmanial toxicity of Sb(III) antimonials is associated with parasite oligonucleosomal DNA fragmentation, indicative of the occurrence of late events in the overall process of apoptosis. Expand
Wild fauna as a probable animal reservoir for Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in Cameroon.
Blood was collected from wild animals in three human African trypanosomiasis foci and from a nonendemic control area to study the existence of a wild animal reservoir for Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in South Cameroon. Expand
Mixed infections of trypanosomes in tsetse and pigs and their epidemiological significance in a sleeping sickness focus of Côte d'Ivoire
Differences in infection rates and in trypanosome genotypes according to the host might indicate that the pig may not be an active animal reservoir for humans in this focus of Côte d'Ivoire. Expand