Simone Frédérique Brenière

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Specificity of two widespread Trypanosoma cruzi clonal genotypes or "clonets" (20 and 39) was first analyzed by hybridization with a large set of T. cruzi stocks characterized by multigenic study relying on both MLEE and RAPD. Then, these clonets were detected in the blood of Chagasic children from a Bolivian endemic area by a combination of polymerase(More)
The detection of two widespread Trypanosoma cruzi clonal genotypes (20 and 39) in feces of Bolivian specimens of the vector Triatoma infestans was performed by a combination of polymerase chain reaction and clone-specific DNA hybridization. The hybridization pattern of 186 PCR positive samples cf T. infestans feces collected in two Bolivian departments(More)
An examination of peridomestic area organization and triatomine collection in an endemic village for Chagas disease (Jalisco State) identified the habitat of Triatoma longipennis (dominant species) and the risk factors of peridomestic infestation. In 100 visited peridomestic areas, 369 structures (permanent, temporary, and natural) were submitted to active(More)
BACKGROUND The current persistence of Triatoma infestans (one of the main vectors of Chagas disease) in some domestic areas could be related to re-colonization by wild populations which are increasingly reported. However, the infection rate and the genetic characterization of the Trypanosoma cruzi strains infecting these populations are very limited. (More)
Triatoma infestans, the major vector of Chagas disease south of the Amazon in South America, has a large distribution of wild populations, contrary to what has previously been stated. These populations have been suspected of being the source of reinfestation of human habitats and could impede the full success of vector control campaigns. This study examined(More)
Here we define a new approach for the detection and characterisation of Leishmania complexes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and specific hybridisation. The first step consists of PCR amplification of kDNA minicircles using general kinetoplastid primers, which generate a polymorphic multi-banding pattern for all Leishmania species and other(More)
A field study of the immune response to the shed acute phase antigen (SAPA) of Trypanosoma cruzi was carried out in the locality of Mizque, Cochabamba department, Bolivia. Schoolchildren (266), with an average of 8.6 +/- 3.6 years, were surveyed for parasitological and serological diagnosis, as well as antibodies directed against SAPA using the(More)
Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, is subdivided into six discrete typing units (DTUs; TcI-TcVI) of which TcI is ubiquitous and genetically highly variable. While clonality is the dominant mode of propagation, recombinant events play a significant evolutive role. Recently, foci of wild Triatoma infestans have been described in(More)
Trypanosoma cruzi the agent of Chagas disease is a monophyletic but heterogeneous group conformed by several Discrete Typing Units (DTUs) named TcI to TcVI characterized by genetic markers. The trans-sialidase (TS) is a virulence factor involved in cell invasion and pathogenesis that is differentially expressed in aggressive and less virulent parasite(More)
Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, presents wide genetic diversity. Currently, six discrete typing units (DTUs), named TcI to TcVI, and a seventh one called TcBat are used for strain typing. Beyond the debate concerning this classification, this systematic review has attempted to provide an inventory by compiling the results of 137(More)