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Trypanosoma cruzi infection of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes: an in vitro model for drug screening for Chagas disease

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Lara, Leonardo da Silva [1] ; Andrade-Lima, Leonardo [2] ; Calvet, Claudia Magalhaes [1] ; Borsoi, Juliana [2] ; Alberto Duque, Thabata Lopes [3] ; Henriques-Pons, Andrea [4] ; Souza Pereira, Mirian Claudia [1] ; Pereira, Lygia Veiga [2]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Fiocruz MS, Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Lab Ultraestrutura Celular, Av Brasil 4365, BR-21045900 Manguinho, RJ - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biosci, Natl Lab Embryon Stem Cells LaNCE, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Fiocruz MS, Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Lab Biol Celular, Manguinho, RJ - Brazil
[4] Fiocruz MS, Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Lab Inovacoes Terapias Ensino & Bioprod, Av Brasil 4365, BR-21045900 Manguinho, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Microbes and Infection; v. 20, n. 5, p. 312-316, MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, is an important global public health problem which, despite partial efficacy of benznidazole (Bz) in acute phase, urgently needs an effective treatment. Cardiotoxicity is a major safety concern for conduction of more accurate preclinical drug screening platforms. Human induced pluripotent stem cells derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are a reliable model to study genetic and infectious cardiac alterations and may improve drug development. Herein, we introduce hiPSC-CM as a suitable model to study T. cruzi heart infection and to predict the safety and efficacy of anti-T. cruzi drugs. (C) 2018 Institut Pasteur. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/08135-2 - CTC - Center for Cell-Based Therapy
Grantee:Dimas Tadeu Covas
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC