Perspective of a new diagnostic for human trichomonosis.

  title={Perspective of a new diagnostic for human trichomonosis.},
  author={Sheila B{\"u}necker Lecke and Tiana Tasca and Andr{\'e} Arigony Souto and Geraldo Attilio de Carli},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  volume={98 2},
Several diagnostic techniques have been employed for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis. Microtubules constitute the cytoskeleton in eukaryotic cells and are sensitive to antimitotic drugs, such as Taxol (paclitaxel). We used FLUTAX a fluorescent taxoid - to analyze the microtubule distribution in living trophozoites of T. vaginalis in urine and in vaginal discharge. A high intensity of fluorescence was observed in living T. vaginalis, epithelial cells and leukocytes present in urine and… CONTINUE READING

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