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Chagas' disease, which is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is a significant public health problem in the Americas. Its clinical presentation varies significantly in different(More)
Parasitism in skeletal muscles and myositis are commonly observed during experimental Trypanosoma cruzi infection. The effect of T. cruzi infection on contractile properties of skeletal muscles in(More)
Dengue virus (DENV) is currently considered as one of the most important mosquito-borne viral pathogens affecting humans. Genetic variations in viruses are likely to be a condition for more effective(More)
Leptin is a protein hormone that plays a key role in the regulation of energy balance and glucose homeostasis. Leptin and all leptin receptor isoforms are present in the carotid bodies, but its(More)