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Research Article

Genetic and Functional Role of TNF-alpha in the Development Trypanosoma cruzi Infection

  • Cristina Wide Pissetti,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Immunology, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Dalmo Correia,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Rafael Faria de Oliveira,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Immunology, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Maurício Manoel Llaguno,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Immunology, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Marly Aparecida Spadotto Balarin,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Roseane Lopes Silva-Grecco,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Virmondes Rodrigues Jr mail

    vrodrigues@mednet.com.br

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Immunology, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Published: March 08, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000976

About the Authors

Cristina Wide Pissetti, Rafael Faria de Oliveira, Maurício Manoel Llaguno, Virmondes Rodrigues Jr
Laboratory of Immunology, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dalmo Correia
Department of Internal Medicine, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Marly Aparecida Spadotto Balarin, Roseane Lopes Silva-Grecco
Laboratory of Genetics, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: vrodrigues@mednet.com.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DC VR. Performed the experiments: CWP RFdO MML MASB RLSG. Analyzed the data: CWP DC VR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VR. Wrote the paper: CWP VR.