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Endophytic Fungi in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

[ Vol. 20 , Issue. 16 ]

Author(s):

Maria Beatriz Silva Costa and Camila Martins de Oliveira*   Pages 1683 - 1693 ( 11 )

Abstract:


Neglected tropical diseases are a serious global public health problem and they are one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity, especially in underdeveloped countries. These diseases have several implications for health and they are considered a priority in global eradication programs for disease control. The aim of this mini-review is to report recent studies on the fight against neglected diseases, namely dengue fever, chikungunya, zika, malaria protozoa, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis helminths, filariasis, and tuberculosis bacteria using extracts and isolated substances of endophytic fungi based on their bioactivity profiles in relation to these diseases.

Keywords:

Chikungunya, Dengue, Chagas Disease, Filariasis, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Zika.

Affiliation:

Institute of Exact Sciences and Technologies, Federal University of Amazonas, Itacoatiara, Institute of Exact and Natural Sciences, Federal University of Mato Grosso, RondonĂ³polis



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