Girogio Racagni

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The polyphosphoinositides fromTrypanosoma cruzi were isolated by preparative thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and identified. When myo-[3H]inositol was present in the culture medium for five days, analyses showed the presence of phosphatidylinositol (PI), lysophosphatidylinositol (lysoPI), phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PIP) and phosphatidylinositol(More)
Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is a necessary constituent of the culture media employed to foster the growth of Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigote forms. In different laboratories, the serum is used at final concentrations of 5 or 10%. We have normally supplemented the complex medium with 10% FBS. Under this condition we have described the fatty acid composition of(More)
BACKGROUND The Flinders model is a validated genetic rat model of depression that exhibits a number of behavioural, neurochemical and pharmacological features consistent with those observed in human depression. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this study we have used genome-wide microarray expression profiling of the hippocampus and prefrontal/frontal cortex of(More)
To examine the ion accumulation and membrane lipid metabolism in response to salinity we compared two tomato cvs. Pera and Hellfrucht Fruhstamm (HF), considered to be salt-tolerant and sensitive respectively. Na+ and K+ accumulation was significantly higher in roots of cv. Pera after 24 h and 72 h of 100 mM NaCl. While in cv. HF, a temporary increase in K+(More)
This study describes the effect of some saturated and unsaturated free fatty acids and acyl-CoA thioesters on Trypanosoma cruzi glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase and hexokinase activities. Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase was sensitive to the destabilizing effect provoked by free fatty acids, while hexokinase remained unaltered. Glucose 6-phosphate(More)
To investigate the possibility that cell contact could initiate a series of signals in both the host cell and the flagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, we studied [32P]-phospholipid turnover during parasite interaction with cellular membranes in vitro. Lipid alterations were produced in the parasite during the initial period of contact with the plasma(More)
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