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A New Pathway To Deal With Sleeping Sickness
...athway. Sleeping sickness is caused by Trypanosoma brucei
which results in neurological damage and death. ...t Michaeli and colleagues describe a pathway in T. brucei
parasites that they named SLS (SL-RNA silencing). Triggering this pathway shuts down the synthesis o...
Sleeping Sickness Comes to India
...trypanosomiases in Africa is caused by Trypanosoma brucei
gambiense and Chagas disease in South America is induced by T. cruzi. In other regions of the world such as India, only animals were up to now known to be infected by certain trypanosomes, which are not pathogenic for humans. In December 2004, a re...
Understanding Sleeping Sickness
...d West African countries, is caused by Trypanosoma brucei
gambiense (T.b. gambiense). Its development cycle ...e form of the disease is brought on by Trypanosoma brucei
rhodesiense (T.b. rhodesiense), in southern and eastern African countries. The infection it induces ...
Cholesterol provides immunity against infection by certain parasites
...ecifically on human innate immunity to Trypanosoma brucei
brucei, the parasite that gives African cattle the...ferent permutations of the proteins on Trypanosoma brucei
brucei specimens, which is dependent on HDL cholesterol for its survival. HDL proteins would be the ...
Fluorescent markers to distinguish Trypanosoma brucei strains causing Sleeping Sickness
..., leaving most questions unaddressed. Trypanosoma brucei
, a protozoan parasite transmitted by the bite of ...us colours that are inserted into the genome of T. brucei
to phenotypically label live parasites of all life cycle stages. If different parasite strains are l...
Uganda Reports Failure To Contain Sleeping Sickness
... issue of The Lancet. The epidemic of Trypanosoma brucei
rhodesiense sleeping // sickness in eastern Uganda began in 1998 as a result of the movement of the livestock reservoir of the parasite and has continued to spread. Interventions to control the disease were put in place between January 2000 and Decem...
Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled
... - weight loss, - fever, - anemia, Trypanosoma brucei
- causes sleeping sickness and found in African countries Trypanosoma cruzi - is associated with neurological disorders and also called Chagas disease and found in central and South America Leishmania donovani - Causes Kalazar – found in India an...