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Insulin-like growth factor-I induced and constitutive arginase activity differs among isolates of Leishmania derived from patients with diverse clinical forms of Leishmania braziliensis infection
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, v.104, n.8, p.566-568, 2010
VENDRAME, Celia M. V.
SOUZA, Luana D.
CARVALHO, Marcia D. T.
CARVALHO, Edgar M.
Arginase activity has been related to leishmaniasis development, thus we studied the constitutive and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I-induced arginase activity of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis isolates from patients with different clinical forms of American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL). Isolates from mucosal leishmaniasis presented higher basal levels of arginase activity than isolates from other clinical forms of ATL. Isolates from disseminated leishmaniasis that present mucosal lesion in some cases reached the arginase activity similar to that of isolates from mucosal leishmaniasis upon IGF-I stimulation. Differences in arginase activity may influence disease outcomes such as evolution to mucosal lesion in patients with L (V.) braziliensis infection. (C) 2010 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.