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.
Research objectives and content The African trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei can multiply for years in the bloodstream of mammalian hosts.
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.
The variable antigens Vmp7 and Vmp21 of the relapsing fever bacterium Borrelia hermsii are structurally analogous to the VSG proteins of the African trypanosome.
Aquaglyceroporin 2 controls susceptibility to melarsoprol and pentamidine in African trypanosomes.
Excellent progress has been made in the in vitro cultivation of different species of African trypanosomes agents of trypanosomiasis in human and other mammals.
The Alamar Blue[R] assay to determine drug sensitivity of african trypanosomes (Tb rhodesiense and Tb gambiense) in vitro.
During infection, the parasites - known as African trypanosomes - multiply in the bloodstream and communicate with each other by releasing a small molecule.
Hybrid formation between African trypanosomes during cyclical transmission.
Use of identical images to illustrate East African and West African trypanosomes is unacceptable.
The Evolution of Antigenic Variation in African Trypanosomes
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