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(Microbiology) any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Leishmania: infects humans and animals and causes diseases ranging from skin lesions to potentially fatal organ damage
[C20: New Latin, named after Sir W.B. Leishman (1865–1926), Scottish bacteriologist]
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Noun1.Leishmania - flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
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Genes at human chromosome 5q31.1 regulate delayed-type hypersensitivity responses associated with Leishmania chagasi infection.
Visceral leishmaniasis is a tropical systemic infection caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania (Leishmania donovani in Asia and Africa, Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean, and Leishmania chagasi in South America).
Maingon, "Leishmania chagasi: genotypically similar parasites from Honduras cause both visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis in humans," Experimental Parasitology, vol.
Se utilizo anticuerpo primario policlonal anti Leishmania chagasi (elaborado en nuestro laboratorio) en dilucion 1/500, con posterior incubacion en camara humeda a 4[grados]C toda la noche.
The essential oil of Lippia sidoides (EOLs) inhibits fungi growth of Microsporum canis, Microsporum and Candida spp pachydermatis species and recent studies demonstrate that this oil also inhibits the growth of Leishmania chagasi (1,2).
Rabello, "Detection of circulating Leishmania chagasi DNA for the non-invasive diagnosis of human infection," Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
Gedamu, "In vitro cultivation and characterization of Leishmania chagasi amastigote-like forms," Acta Tropica, vol.
McCormick et al., "Oxidative responses of human and murine macrophages during phagocytosis of leishmania chagasi," The Journal of Immunology, vol.
Gedamu, "Cloning, characterization and overexpression of two iron superoxide dismutase cDNAs from Leishmania chagasi: Role in pathogenesis," Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, vol.
(3.) Vasanthakrishna Mundodi, Ashwini S Kucknoor and Lashitew Gedamu: Role of Leishmania chagasi amastigotecysteine protease in intracellular parasite survival: Studies by gene disruption and antisense mRNA inhibition.

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