epimastigote

ep·i·mas·ti·gote

(ep'i-mas'ti-gōt),
An insect stage of Trypanosomatide infection. Term replacing "crithidial stage," to avoid confusion with the insect-parasitizing flagellates of the genus Crithidia. In the epimastigote stage, the flagellum arises from the kinetoplast alongside the nucleus and emerges from the anterior end of the organism; an undulating membrane is present.
[epi- + G. mastix, whip]

epimastigote

a developmental stage in trypanosomes. The undulating membrane is shortened and the axoneme and the kinetoplast are anterior to the nucleus; in the previous stage they are near the tail and behind the nucleus. This stage occurs usually in the arthropod host. Called also crithidial stage.
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The antiparasitic activity was evaluated against axenic epimastigote and bloodstream trypomastigote forms of T.
Our results indicate that HFPC, when tested at a concentration of 50 [micro]g/mL, was active against epimastigote forms of T.
Inhibitory activities of lapachol and a- and b-lapachone derivatives have been reported against epimastigote and trypomastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi (Salas et al.
lewisi has two biological forms: epimastigote, in the insect's intestine and trypomastigote, in the rat blood (1).
Epimastigote (Mexican isolates) antigen extract was used for the serologic tests conducted at the Instituto de Diagnostico y Referencia Epidemiologicos Secretaria de Salud (InDRE) Mexico City.
Results: The two natural STLs, DhL and Hln, induce programmed cell death in both, the replicative epimastigote form and the infective trypomastigote form of T.
Closer examination showed a predominance of the epimastigote stage and the trypanomastigote stage to a lesser extent.
Trypanosoma cruzi: activities of lapachol and alpha and beta-lapachone derivatives against epimastigote and trypomastigote forms.
Binding of antibodies to epimastigote forms grown in liver infusion tryptose (LIT) medium and to amastigote forms in sections of murine tissues was detected by indirect immunofluorescence assay (30,34).
The toxic effects of piperine against Trypanosoma cruzi: ultrastructural alterations and reversible blockage of cytokinesis in epimastigote forms.
Ultrastructural alterations induced by the neolignan dihydrobenzofuranic eupomatenoid-5 on epimastigote and amastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi.
This result is similar to that obtained in another study on Trypanosoma cruzi, showing that ursolic and oleanolic acids stopped all the movements of cultured epimastigote forms (i.