Tag: "cruzi" at biology news
A case of mistaken molecular identity
...ca where insects carrying the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi
thrive in crowded and substandard housing. At nigh...hat the immune systems of patients infected by T. cruzi
generate antibodies that attack the parasite but also cause damage to heart cells. Levin suspected "...
Researchers add crucial information on how the body's T cells react to parasitic diseases
... they discovered is that the T cell response in T. cruzi
is highly focused on a relatively small set of cel...al it from the host cells." The problem is that T. cruzi
potentially expresses more than a thousand ts genes, and this pool varies from parasite to parasite-...