Sofía G. Parisi de Fabro

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Human term placental villi cultured "in vitro" were maintained with bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma cruzi during various periods of time. Two different concentrations of the parasite were employed. Controls contained no T. cruzi. The alkaline phosphatase activity was determined in placental villi by electron microscopy and its specific activity in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Colorectal cancer is the third cause of death among women and the fifth among men in Córdoba, Argentina. We previously reported colorectal cancer to be associated with a high intake of fatty meats and bovine viscera and inversely associated with dietary fiber intake. In this study, we investigated the role of method of cooking meat and preferences(More)
Congenital Chagas disease, endemic in Latin America, is associated with premature labour, miscarriage, and placentitis. Metacyclic trypomastigotes adhere to specific receptors on the outer membrane of host cells as a prelude to intracellular invasion, causing calcium ion mobilization, rearrangement of host cell microfilaments, recruitment of lysosomes and(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro, Trypanosoma cruzi invades a wide variety of mammalian cells by an unique process that is still poorly understood. Trypomastigotes adhere to specific receptors on the outer membrane of host cells before intracellular invasion, causing calcium ion mobilization and rearrangement of host cell microfilaments. OBJECTIVE To test if placental(More)
Congenital Chagas disease, due to the intracellular parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is associated with premature labor, miscarriage, and placentitis. Human enzyme placental alkaline phosphatase (PLAP) (EC is membrane-anchored through glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI). PLAP is present in plasma in late pregnancy, 36 to 40 weeks; there are lower levels(More)
To analyze the interaction between normal human placentas with Trypanosoma cruzi, optical and electron microscopy of chorionic villi stroma cocultured in vitro with 1.5 x 106 Tulahuen strain Trypomastigotes of the T. cruzi for 1 h, 3 hs and 12 hs in Eagle minimal essential medium were done. An agglutination of chorionic villi in experimental cultures (with(More)
A study on the effects of He-Ne laser irradiation on glomeruli and renal tubules of the chick embryo mesonephros at 7 days of in ovo development was made. To this purpose, He-Ne laser irradiation (potency: 5 mW, wavelength: 632.8 nm) was beamed for 5 minutes through a window opened in the egg shell, and the eggs were maintained aseptically for 24 h in an(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)
Five subfractions were collected from six term placentas by mincing and differential centrifugation: homogenate, nuclear, mitochondrial, lysosomal, and supernatant. The effect of each subfraction on Trypanosoma cruzi was assessed by trypan blue exclusion, relative infectivity of mice, and penetration of susceptible cultured VERO cells. Ultrastructural(More)
In the present work, cytochemical studies of mucosubstances, 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and lipids in the different cellular types of chick embryo female gonads were performed, at 7, 11, 15, and 19 days of embryonal development. Oocytes from the cortical zone of the left ovary were characterized by the presence of a juxtanuclear cytoplasmic cap,(More)