Cell invasion assay. (A) Intracellular T. c. marinkellei parasites stained with Giemsa. Scale bars correspond to: 10 μm (field) and 5 μm (enlarged). (B) Immunolabelled intracellular and extracellular T. c. marinkellei parasites. Intracellular parasites were labelled with anti-WCB antibody (green), while extracellular parasites were labelled with anti-WCB antibody (green) and anti-T. c. marinkellei serum (red), which superimposed gives the yellow color. Nuclei and kinetoplasts were counter stained in DAPI (blue). (C) Number of intracellular T. c. marinkellei parasites in the Giemsa assay. (D) Number of intracellular T. c. marinkellei parasites in the immunolabeling assay. (E) Intracellular T. c. cruzi and T. c. marinkellei parasites in three different cell types. T. c. cruzi and T. c. marinkellei parasites were incubated for 5 days with Vero (monkey), OK (opossum) and Tb1-Lu cells before Giemsa staining. Two hundred cells were assayed in 3 independent experiments for Giemsa and immunolabeling assays. The scale bars correspond to 5 μm.
Franzén et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:531 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-531