The role of selenium in intestinal motility and morphology in a murine model of Typanosoma cruzi infection

@article{Souza2010TheRO,
  title={The role of selenium in intestinal motility and morphology in a murine model of Typanosoma cruzi infection},
  author={Andrea Souza and Ryan Sieberg and Hua Li and Hannah R. Cahill and Dazhi Zhao and Tania Cremonini de Ara{\'u}jo-Jorge and Herbert B Tanowitz and Linda A. Jelicks},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2010},
  volume={106},
  pages={1293-1298}
}
Infection with Trypanosoma cruzi causes megasyndromes of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in humans and animals. In the present study, we employed magnetic resonance imaging to non-invasively monitor the effect of selenium supplementation on alterations in the GI tract of T. cruzi-infected mice. CD1 mice infected with T. cruzi (Brazil strain) exhibited dilatation of the intestines similar to that we recently reported in infected C57Bl/6 mice. The average intestine lumen diameter increased by 65… CONTINUE READING
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