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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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ALVARENGA, Nelson J. et al. Human immune response to triatomine embryo extract. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 1997, vol.30, n.1, pp. 73-74. ISSN 1678-9849.

Dipetalogaster maximus embryo extracts were used to stimulate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and in ELISA with sera either from Trypanosoma cruzi infected or non-infected individuals. The results showed that there was significant proliferative response and high antibody titers in sera of chagasic patients.

Keywords : Dipetalogaster maximus; Trypanosoma cruzi; Triatomine embryo extract; Chagasic immune response.

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