Patricia Adriana Paglini

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Ganglioside treatment of mice during their acute infection with Trypanosoma cruzi promoted long-term survival and clearance of parasites from the bloodstream and organs. Additionally, such treatment completely prevented the clinical manifestations of the infection, and progression into the chronic stages of the disease, for at least 18 months(More)
Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, which can be transmitted to the fetus via the transplacental route. Factors that may be involved in transplacental transmission include parasite strain and placental immunological competence. The aim of this work was to compare the biological differences between two subpopulations of T. cruzi with respect to(More)
Maternal separation can interfere with growth and development of the brain and represents a significant risk factor for adult psychopathology. In rodents, prolonged separation from the mother affects the behavioral and endocrine responses to stress for the lifetime of the animal. Limbic structures such as the anterodorsal thalamic nuclei (ADTN) play an(More)
The aim of the work was to analyze the susceptibility of the placental syncytiotrophoblast (STB) and cytotrophoblast (CTB) cells to infection by the causal agent of congenital Chagas' disease, Trypanosoma cruzi, and the possible parasite route for placental invasion. Monolayers of CTB and STB and VERO as control cells were used. The infection of STB was(More)
Albino Swiss male mice were inoculated with Trypanosoma cruzi, Tulahuen strain trypomastigotes, and separated into three groups: control, without treatment; control, treated with Nifurtimox 25 mg/day; and experimental, treated with total brain gangliosides 1 mg/day, intramuscular. The treatment was started immediately after infection and maintained for 4(More)
Experimental Chagas' disease (45 to 90 days post-infection) showed serious cardiac alterations in the contractility and in the pharmacological response to beta adrenergic receptors in normal and T. cruzi infected mice (post-acute phase). Chagasic infection did not change the beta receptors density (78.591 +/- 3.125 fmol/mg protein and 73.647 +/- 2.194(More)
In a previous work, our group reported that Albino Swiss male mice inoculated with T. cruzi to develop acute lethal infection by day 15 decreased parasitemia and survived when treated with total brain gangliosides (GT; 1 mg, daily). In this paper, GT were replaced by GM1 in 0.1 mg dose that caused diminished parasitemia from day 15 to 30 and survival of 80%(More)
Adenosine, derived from hydrolysis of 5'-AMP by 5'-nucleotidase activity, may be involved in coupling coronary blood flow to cardiac function and metabolism; it has been postulated as a cardioprotective substance in ischemic myocardium. The stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors produces an increase in adenosine by 5'-AMP hydrolysis. In addition, it has(More)
Chagas' disease is an important cause of heart disfunction in Latin America. Previous works from our laboratory reproducing experimental Chagas' disease in mice, demonstrated that the affinity and density of cardiac beta-adrenergic receptors were altered during the acute, indeterminate and chronic phase in Albino Swiss mice inoculated with Trypanosoma(More)
The limbic structures play an important role in the control of the neuroendocrine and sympathical adrenal function in basal and stress conditions. This work was undertaken to evaluate plasma ACTH, adrenocortical activity, cardiac adrenoceptors density and affinity response to variable chronic stress (VCS) in anterodorsal thalamic nuclei (ADTN) lesioned(More)