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Evaluation of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) protective mechanisms in experimental cerebral malaria and parasite cytoadhesion

Grant number: 09/15581-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Technical Training Program - Technical Training
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2009
Effective date (End): September 30, 2010
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Protozoology of Parasites
Principal Investigator:Fabio Trindade Maranhão Costa
Grantee:Tamilie Carvalho
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/08728-8 - Evaluation of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) protective mechanisms on experimental cerebral malaria and on parasite's cytoadhesion, AP.R

Abstract

1 - Change of mice and cage washing 3 times a week - Purpose: vivarium cleaning maintenance and of great importance for results reliability; 2 - Preparation of slides containing a drop of blood (blood swabs) from animals tail for daily experiments, whenever infected animals are identified. Purpose: these slides will be stained with Giemsa and used for parasitaemia assessment; 3- Glassware washing and materials sterilization whenever necessary - Purpose: to prepare materials for cell and parasite culture; 4- Parasite (murine and human) freeze-thaw whenever necessary - Purpose: maintenance and organization of Plasmodium spp strain stocks; an essential activity in experimental infection experiments; 5 - Preparation of culture slides containing endothelial cells whenever necessary - Purpose: to aid in tests of static parasite cytoadhesion and in flow condition.