Leishmania donovani


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Leishmania donovani

[lēsh′man·ē·ə ¦dan·ō¦vän·ē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The protozoan parasite that causes kala-azar.
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Analysis of ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer sequences of the Leishmania donovani complex.
Clinical strains of Leishmania donovani parasite were taken from patients those who were admitted for diagnosis and treatment of kala-azar in Balaji Utthan Sansthan (BUS), Patna.
Singh, Antiparasitic activity of plumericin and isoplumericin isolated from Plumeria bicolor against Leishmania donovani, Ind.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis was operationally defined as all patients presenting with characteristic brownish skin nodule with plaque or ulcer formation having positive direct skin smears for Leishmania donovani (LD) bodies.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis carried out evinced that the parasite species involved in the infection to be Leishmania donovani. No findings suggestive of multiple myeloma were visualised in the bone marrow biopsy.
The BT molecule of Leishmania was first described in Leishmania donovani by Lemley [19].
Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease of the reticuloendothelial system (liver, spleen, bone marrow, and lymph nodes) caused by an obligate intracellular Leishmania donovani complex parasite flashing its life cycle between the mammalian host (amastigote) and phlebotomine sand fly (promastigote) [1, 3].
It is important to mention that the identification of Leishmania isolates from NUCL lesions from Honduras showed that parasites belong to the Leishmania donovani complex by specific monoclonal antibodies, and they were identified as Leishmania (L.) donovani chagasi by isoenzyme analysis [1].
Presence of a Na+/K+ exchanger in acidocalcisomes of Leishmania donovani and their alkalization by antileishmanial drugs.
Leishmania donovani promastigotes (strain MHOM/SD/00/1S-2D) were resuspended in Hanks' medium supplemented with 10 mM D-glucose (HBSS-Glc) at 2 x [10.sup.7] cells/mL.
In Brazil, the disease is an endemic anthropozoonosis caused by the parasitic protozoa Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum, which is an obligate intracellular protozoan belonging to the Leishmania donovani complex.
Sundar, "Identification and characterization of a novel Leishmania donovani antigen for serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.

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