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Genotyping of Brazilian Giardia duodenalis human axenic isolates

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Autor(es):
Coradi, S. T. [1] ; David, E. B. [2] ; Oliveira-Sequeira, T. C. G. [2] ; Ribolla, P. E. M. [2] ; Carvalho, T. B. [2] ; Guimaraes, S. [2]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Sacred Heart Univ USC, Dept Biol Sci, Bauru, SP - Brazil
[2] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Parasitol, Botucatu Biosci Inst, Sao Paulo State Univ, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases; v. 17, n. 3, p. 353-357, 2011.
Citações Web of Science: 2
Resumo

Giardia duodenalis is a complex species that comprises at least seven distinct genetic groups (A to G), but only genotypes A and B are known to infect humans and a wide variety of other mammals. Regardless of biological, biochemical and antigenic analysis, several isolates maintained in vitro were not genetically typed yet. So, in the present study, five Brazilian axenic isolates obtained from asymptomatic and symptomatic patients were typed in order to determine the major genetic groups to which the isolates belonged. DNA was extracted from axenic trophozoites, fragments of glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh) and triosephosphate isomerase (tpi) genes were amplified by PCR and the isolate genotyping was carried out using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and DNA sequencing for both genes. The results revealed that all isolates were assigned to genotype A at both analyzed loci. Indeed, DNA sequence analysis classified the four isolates obtained from asymptomatic individuals into subtype AII, while the isolate obtained from the symptomatic patient was typed as subtype AI. Despite of the limited number of isolates assessed, the findings presented herein provide interesting insights on the occurrence of Giardia genotypes in Brazil and hold the perspective for future molecular and epidemiological investigations. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 06/56151-3 - Prevalência das parasitoses intestinais humanas e de cães e significado zoonótico das infecções por Giardia e Cryptosporidium no Estado de São Paulo
Beneficiário:Semíramis Guimarães Ferraz Viana
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular