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Studies of the involviment of a 21 kDa protein in cell invasion in vitro and in vivo by extracellular amastigote form of Trypanosoma cruzi.

Grant number: 10/13404-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2010
Effective date (End): September 30, 2011
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Protozoology of Parasites
Principal Investigator:Renato Arruda Mortara
Grantee:Laís Flávia de Oliveira
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/61450-0 - Molecular studies on Trypanosoma cruzi and its interaction with cells and factors from the host in vitro and in vivo, AP.TEM


T.cruzi parasites of different isolates carrying fluorescent markers will be used in mixed in vitro infections in order to examine their intrcellular interactions and modulations.