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dc.contributor.authorGuedes, Paulo Marcos da Matta-
dc.contributor.authorVeloso, Vanja Maria-
dc.contributor.authorCaliari, Marcelo Vidigal-
dc.contributor.authorCarneiro, Cláudia Martins-
dc.contributor.authorSouza, Sheler Martins de-
dc.contributor.authorLana, Marta de-
dc.contributor.authorChiari, Egler-
dc.contributor.authorBahia, Maria Terezinha-
dc.contributor.authorGalvão, Lúcia Maria da Cunha-
dc.identifier.citationGUEDES, P. M. da M. et al. Trypanosoma cruzi high infectivity in vitro is related to cardiac lesions during long-term infection in beagle dogs. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 102, p.141-147, 2007. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 10 jan. 2017.pt_BR
dc.description.abstractTrypanosoma cruzi is a hemoflagelate parasite associated with heart dysfunctions causing serious problems in Central and South America. Beagle dogs develop the symptoms of Chagas disease in humans, and could be an important experimental model for better understanding the immunopathogenic mechanisms involved in the chagasic infection. In the present study we investigated the relation among biological factors inherent to the parasite (trypomastigote polymorphism and in vitro infectivity) and immunoglobulin production, inflammation, and fibrosis in the heart of Beagle dogs infected with either T. cruzi Y or Berenice-78 strains. In vitro infectivity of Vero cells as well as the extension of cardiac lesions in infected Beagle was higher for Y strain when compared to Berenice-78 strain. These data suggested that in vitro infectivity assays may correlate with pathogenicity in vivo. In fact, animals infected with Y strain, which shows prevalence of slender forms and high infectivity in vitro, presented cardiomegaly, inflammation, and fibrosis in heart area. Concerning the immunoglobulin production, no statistically significant difference was observed for IgA, IgM or IgG levels among T. cruzi infected animals. However, IgA together IgM levels have shown to be a good marker for the acute phase of Chagas disease.pt_BR
dc.subjectChagas diseasept_BR
dc.titleTrypanosoma cruzi high infectivity in vitro is related to cardiac lesions during long-term infection in beagle dogs.pt_BR
dc.typeArtigo publicado em periodicopt_BR
dc.rights.licenseTodo o conteúdo do periódico Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, exceto onde identificado, está sob uma licença Creative Commons que permite copiar, distribuir e transmitir o trabalho em qualquer suporte ou formato desde que sejam citados o autor e o licenciante. Não permite o uso para fins comerciais. Fonte: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz <>. Acesso em: 19 ago. 2019.-
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