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Searching for new antigens for canine visceral Leishmaniasis serodiagnostic: study of Lc06 protein

Grant number: 11/15508-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2011
Effective date (End): January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Protozoology of Parasites
Principal researcher:Marcia Aparecida Silva Graminha
Grantee:Mayara Lúcia Del Cistia
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCFAR). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/11508-5 - Proteomic analysis of Leishmania mexicana by permeabilization of different cell membranes with digitonin, BE.EP.IC


Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is the most severe clinical form of Leishmaniasis and can be fatal if not treated. Infected dogs are potential reservoirs of the illness and a specific diagnosis is required for the identification of the infected animals in order to promote better epidemiology control. The development of a more sensible and specific diagnostic test is important for the detention of potential reservoirs, especially in Brazil where the infected animals are euthanized. In literature, many works disagree about the specificity of the tests currently used. This work has an objective to report the isolation and test of a Leishmania infant (syn = chagasi) specific gene called Lc 06, which expression product, the protein rLc 06, could be a potential epitope for the development of a new diagnostic method.(AU)

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NOGUEIRA, CAMILA TITA; DEL CISTIA, MAYARA LUCIA; URBACZEK, ANA CAROLINA; JUSI, MARCIA M. G.; ARENAS VELASQUEZ, ANGELA MARIA; MACHADO, ROSANGELA ZACARIAS; FERREIRA, HENRIQUE; HENRIQUE-SILVA, FLAVIO; LANGONI, HELIO; DA COSTA, PAULO INACIO; et al. Potential application of rLc36 protein for diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 113, n. 3, p. 197-201, . (11/06995-9, 11/15508-4)

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