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]
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cruzi epimastigote forms demonstrated growth inhibition higher than that observed with benznidazole, (23) and activity against Leishmania donovani was observed, with considerable reduction in parasitic burden and spleen weight in vivo.
cruzi epimastigote and that filaments roughly 11 nm in diameter connected the kDNA to the basal body (Figure 5(a)).
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Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the antitrypanosomal activity of gallic acid and its esters against epimastigote forms of Trypanosoma cruzi.
The standard curve for the absolute quantification was generated by a 1:10 serial dilution of DNA extracted from the Colombian strain epimastigote culture stocks, ranging from [10.sup.6] to 10 parasite equivalents.
Epimastigote forms of the flagellate were maintained at 28[degrees]C in BHI medium supplemented with 10% (v [v.sup.-1]) heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum and 0.2% (v [v.sup.-1]) rabbit hemoglobin, pH 7.3 (growth medium).