Geane Peroni Brandão

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In an attempt to isolate and characterize Toxoplasma gondii from the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, musculature samples from 72 pigs, 25 dogs, 28 free-range chickens and 50 chickens produced in industrialized farms were collected. Antibodies to T. gondii have not been detected in pigs, but were found in nine (40.9 %) out of 22 dogs, and in 15 (53.6 %) of 28(More)
Ocular toxoplasmosis is present in 20% of infected immunocompetent individuals. Toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of posterior uveitis in immunocompetent subjects and congenital toxoplasmosis transmission was the first parasite to be linked to human lesions in the eye. An experimental model for congenital ocular toxoplasmosis was developed in C57BL/6(More)
The genetic variability of 19 Toxoplasma gondii strains isolated from humans and animals in Brazil was detected by both random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) and simple sequence repeat anchored-PCR (SSR-PCR) for the first time. Two reference strains, RH (highly virulent) and ME49 (avirulent), were submitted to both assays.(More)
To assess reinfection of BALB/c mice with different Toxoplasma gondii strains, the animals were prime infected with the non-virulent D8 strain and challenged with virulent recombinant strains. Thirty days after challenge, brain cysts were obtained from surviving BALB/c mice and inoculated in Swiss mice to obtain tachyzoites for DNA extraction and PCR-RFLP(More)
This work reports results of re-infection of BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice with different recombinant strains of Toxoplasma gondii. Mice were prime-infected with the non-virulent D8 strain and challenged with virulent strains. PCR-RFLP of cS10-A6 genetic marker of T. gondii demonstrated that BALB/c mice were re-infected with the EGS strain, while C57BL/6 mice(More)
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