forms (Y, Bolivia, SI1, SI8, QMII, and SIGR3).
Asteraceae, Compositae) against epimastigote
and amastigote forms.
Trypanosomatides occur in different morphological forms in its life cycle viz amastigote (leishmanial), promastigote (leptomonad), epimastigote
(crithidial), trypomastigote (trypanosomal) and opisthomastigote (herpetomonad).
Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the antitrypanosomal activity of gallic acid and its esters against epimastigote
forms of Trypanosoma cruzi.
Trypanosoma cruzi Epimastigogenesis: A Method for Studying Trypomastigote to Epimastigote
Transformation In Vivo
The present study evaluated the inhibitory effect of benznidazole on the growth of epimastigote
forms of T.
forms of the flagellate were maintained at 28[degrees]C in BHI medium supplemented with 10% (v [v.
Furthermore, provision of additional blood meals to the insect accelerates parasite multiplication and stimulates epimastigote
division and subsequent differentiation into metacyclic forms (Piesman and Sherlock, 1985; Perlowagora-Szumlewicz and Muller, 1987).
Inhibitory activities of lapachol and a- and b-lapachone derivatives have been reported against epimastigote
and trypomastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi (Salas et al.
Dentro del insecto los parasites se encuentran en forma epimastigote
, posteriormente se transforman en la forma tripomastigote.
However, the specific status of the parasites should be determined by molecular techniques because it has been demonstrated that morphollogically is hard to differentiate epimastigote
stage of Blastocrithidia from epimastigote
stage of Trypanosoma present in tabanids (Hoare 1972, Krinsky & Pechuman 1975, Desquesnes 2004) and the transmission mechanism should be established too by controlled studies.
lewisi has two biological forms: epimastigote
, in the insect's intestine and trypomastigote, in the rat blood (1).