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- de Souza, Andréa Pereira; Sieberg, Ryan; Li, Hua; Cahill, Hannah R.; Zhao, Dazhi; Araújo-Jorge, Tania C.; Tanowitz, Herbert B.; Jelicks, Linda A.
- Parasitology research 2010 v.106 no.6 pp. 1293-1298
- Trypanosoma cruzi; animal models; drinking water; gastrointestinal motility; humans; image analysis; intestines; magnetic resonance imaging; mice; selenium
- ... Infection with Trypanosoma cruzi causes megasyndromes of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in humans and animals. In the present study, we employed magnetic resonance imaging to non-invasively monitor the effect of selenium supplementation on alterations in the GI tract of T. cruzi-infected mice. CD1 mice infected with T. cruzi (Brazil strain) exhibited dilatation of the intestines similar to that w ...
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