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Leish·man-Don·o·van bod·y

(līsh'măn don'ŏ-văn),
the intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites, such as species of Leishmania or the intracellular form of Trypanosoma cruzi; originally used for Leishmania donovani parasites in infected spleen or liver cells in kala azar.
Synonym(s): amastigote, L-D body

amastigote

/amas·ti·gote/ (ah-mas´tĭ-gōt) the nonflagellate, intracellular, morphologic stage in the development of certain hemoflagellates, resembling the typical adult form of Leishmania.

Leish·man-Don·o·van bod·y

(lēsh'măn don'ŏ-văn bod'ē)
The intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites, such as species of Leishmania or the intracellular form of Trypanosoma cruzi.
Synonym(s): amastigote.

Leishman,

Sir William Boog, Scottish surgeon, 1865-1926.
Leishmania - a genus of digenetic, asexual, protozoan flagellates.
Leishman chrome cells - basophilic granular leukocytes (basophils) observed in the circulating blood of some persons with blackwater fever.
Leishman stain - a polychromed eosin-methylene blue stain used in the examination of blood films.
Leishman-Donovan body - the intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites. Synonym(s): amastigote; L-D body
leishmaniasis - tropical disease that is spread by sandflies.

amastigote

an early stage in the life cycle of trypanosomes, found in invertebrates. The body is rounded and the flagellum is absent or represented by a short fibril. The kinetoplast is present.
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EEPA impairs parasite infectivity as well as amastigote development in concentrations noncytotoxic to mammalian cells.
Intracellular amastigote screening will be employed as the most relevant for Leishmania spp and T cruzi.
Cada amastigote se identifico por la existencia de dos estructuras basofilas esfericas, una de mayor tamano que la otra (nucleo y kinetoplasto del parasito), rodeadas por citoplasma claro de 2-5 [micron]m de diametro (Figura 1).
The inhibition of this enzyme affects the process of energy generation by glycolysis in the amastigote forms of T.
In the present study of road-killed wild opossums (Didelphis uirginiana), we tested tissue from the heart muscles (where the amastigote form of the parasite prefers to encyst) for the presence of T.
Oleanolic acid, together with ursolic acid reportedly showed inhibitory activities against amastigote forms of Leishmania amazonensis and Leishmania braziliensis (Passero et al.
After entering the body through skin lessions or mucosal surfaces, the parasite may penetrate a variety of host cells in whose cytoplasm it transform into the amastigote form, capable of intracellular replication.
cruzi invades a variety of types of host cells, circulates in the blood stream in the form of a trypomastigote and proliferates inside the cytoplasm of those cells, as amastigote.
The intracellular amastigote forms can multiply within a variety of different cell types.
The amastigote of Leishmania donovani,' he said, savoring each syllable.