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sugar withdrawal—killing the leishmania parasite

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sugar withdrawal—killing the leishmania parasite

leishmaniasis is a tropical disease that can cause debilitating ulcers of the skin, mouth and nose. credit: kateryna kon | 123rffindings on how parasites cope with stress on a cellular level could aid the development of drugs that combat leishmaniasis, a tropical disease neglected by the pharmaceutical industry. drugs that inhibit the ability of the leishmania parasite to utilize glucose could help treat infection caused by the parasite.leishmaniasis is a tropical disease that can cause debilitating ulcers of the skin, mouth and nose. its most serious form, visceral leishmaniasis, causes fever, low red blood cell count, and enlargement of the liver and spleen. the parasite multiplies in the guts of sandflies, which subsequently transmit it...