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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 6, 1998, pp. 795-798
Bioline Code: oc98212
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 6, 1998, pp. 795-798

 en RESEARCH NOTE - A New Enzymatic Variant of Leishmania (Leishmania) forattinii Isolated from Proechimys iheringi (Rodentia, Echimydae) in Espírirto Santo, Brazil
Aloisio Falqueto; Elisa Cupolillo; Gerzia M Carvalho Machado; Luiz Eduardo de Carvalho-Paes & Gabriel Grimaldi Jr

Abstract

Taxonomic studies of leishmanial isolates from the New World indicate tremendous diversity within this genus. A number of new Leishmania species from sylvan areas of the Neotropics have been described recently. Some of those parasites are associated with disease in humans; others appear to be restricted to lower orders of mammals, such as rodents and edentates. However, some of the latter parasites may yet be shown capable of causing human disease, particularly in persons with altered cellular immune responses.

Keywords
Leishmania - Leishmania (Leishmania) forattinii - taxonomy - monoclonal antibodies - isoenzyme electrophoresis - DNA analysis

 
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