Funding for this research was provided by:
Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education
Universitetet i Bergen
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (2015/10002)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
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Received: 15 February 2018
Accepted: 3 July 2018
First Online: 16 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: For the human paraffin-embedded samples from patients from Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo or Hospital da Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia, ethical approval was obtained from the Committee of Ethics of Irmandade de Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo (61469916.6.1001.0068). For the samples from experimentally infected mice, ethical approval was obtained from Instituto de Biociências - USP, protocol 145 (20/10/2011) Committee of Ethics, USP). The DNA samples used as non-infected controls were obtained from the DNA repository of the Laboratory of Trypanosomatidae at Physiology - IB-USP, Brazil. The ethical approval for these samples were obtained in projects previously approved.
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