Tag Archives: T. cruzi

Proline analogues present anti-Trypanosoma cruzi activity through inhibition of proline transporter

Trypanosoma cruzi is the protozoan parasite that causes Chagas disease, an illness that affects approximately 7 million people in Latin America. Nowadays there are only two drugs approved for Chagas treatment, benznidazole and nifurtimox. Both drugs were

Are we still on the right track for a new medicine for Chagas disease?

Across 21 countries from Latin America there is a parasite named Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes an illness that is a frightening burden to public healthcare: Chagas disease (CD). The parasite is found in the gut of kissing

The search for new drug candidates to treat Chagas disease

Chagas disease (CD) is a parasite-born pathology caused by a unicellular microorganism called Trypanosoma cruzi. This illness causes a significant morbidity and mortality in the developing world, being endemic in 21 countries across Latin America, representing also