Temporizin and Temporizin-1 Peptides as Novel Candidates for Eliminating Trypanosoma cruzi

  title={Temporizin and Temporizin-1 Peptides as Novel Candidates for Eliminating Trypanosoma cruzi},
  author={Andr{\'e} Luis Almeida Souza and Robson Xavier Faria and K{\'a}tia da Silva Calabrese and Daiane J. Hardoim and Noemi Nosomi Taniwaki and Luiz Anast{\'a}cio Alves and Salvatore Giovanni de Simone},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Tropical diseases caused by parasitic infections continue to cause socioeconomic distress worldwide. Among these, Chagas disease has become a great concern because of globalization. Caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, there is an increasing need to discover new, more effective methods to manage infections that minimize disease onset. Antimicrobial peptides represent a possible solution to this challenge. As effector molecules of the innate immune response against pathogens, they are the first line of… CONTINUE READING
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