Abstract:Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, represents an endemic
among Latin America countries. The participation of free radicals, especially nitric
oxide (NO), has been demonstrated in the pathophysiology of seropositive individuals
with T. cruzi. In Chagas disease, increased NO contributes to the
development of cardiomyopathy and megacolon. Metallothioneins (MTs) are efficient
free radicals scavengers of NO in vitro and in vivo. Here, we developed a murine
model of the chronic phase of Chagas disease usin… Show more
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