African trypanosome


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African trypanosome

n.
Any of various trypanosomes of sub-Saharan Africa that are transmitted by tsetse flies and cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in livestock.
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African trypanosome infections in mice that lack the interferon-Y receptor gene: nitric oxide-dependent and independent suppression of T-cell proliferative responses and the development of anaemia.
The African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei, is a blood-borne unicellular parasitic protozoan and the etiological agent of both human and animal African Trypanosomiasis [24].
Trypanolytic activity in vivo of plasma from patients with schistosomiasis against the African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei brucei.
Donelson provided examples of how the African Trypanosome Genome Project has helped to elucidate the sequence of new expression site-associated genes (ESAGs) and how the RNA interference technique has contributed to identifying essential roles of ESAGs in the T.
Sakurai et al., "Loop-mediated isothermal amplification for detection of African trypanosomes," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Here, we analyze the effect(s) of macromolecular crowding on the structure of the mitochondrial RPS12 pre-mRNA as an archetypical example of a mitochondrial transcript in African trypanosomes. We use high molecular mass polyethylene glycol (PEG) as a neutral macromolecular cosolute to mimic intramitochondrial solvent conditions and we monitor the structure of the RPS12 transcript by temperature dependent UV-spectroscopy and by selective 2'-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by primer extension (SHAPE).
Aquaglyceroporin 2 controls susceptibility to melarsoprol and pentamidine in African trypanosomes. Proc.
Excellent progress has been made in the in vitro cultivation of different species of African trypanosomes agents of trypanosomiasis in human and other mammals.
During infection, the parasites - known as African trypanosomes - multiply in the bloodstream and communicate with each other by releasing a small molecule.
Barry, "The central roles of telomeres and subtelomeres in antigenic variation in African trypanosomes," Chromosome Research, vol.
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