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    • Analysing nonsynonymous mutations between two Mycobacterium bovis strains with contrasting pathogenic profiles 

      Bigi, María Mercedes; Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Castelão, Ana Beatriz C.; Garcia, Elizabeth Andrea; Cataldi, Angel Adrian; Jackson, Mary; McNeil, Michael; Soria, Marcelo Abel; Zumarraga, Martin Jose; Cabruja, Matias; Gago, Gabriela; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Nishibe, Christiane; Almeida Junior, Nalvo Franco de; Araujo, Flabio Ribeiro de; Bigi, Fabiana (Elsevier, 2019-12)
      Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) is the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis, a chronic infectious disease that can affect cattle, other domesticated species, wild animals and humans. This disease produces important economic ...
    • Bovine macrophages responses to the infection with virulent and attenuated Leptospira interrogans serovar Pomona 

      Nagel, Ariel Gaston; Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Etulain, Julia; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Gravisaco, María José; Gomez, Ricardo Martín; Caimi, Karina Cynthia (Elsevier, 2019-06)
      Leptospirosis is a zoonosis, caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Although cattle are usually the maintenance hosts of serovar Hardjo, Pomona is the most frequent serovar circulating in Argentina. The ...
    • Characterization of the two component regulatory system PhoPR in Mycobacterium bovis 

      Garcia, Elizabeth Andrea; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Bigi, María Mercedes; Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Forrellad, Marina Andrea; Rocha, Rosana Valeria; Golby, Paul; Soria, Marcelo Abel; Bigi, Fabiana (Elsevier, 2018-08)
      Mycobacterium bovis is the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis and is a member of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, which causes tuberculosis in a number of mammals including humans. Previous studies have shown that ...
    • ERAP1 and PDE8A are downregulated in cattle protected against bovine tuberculosis 

      Blanco, Federico Carlos; Soria, Marcelo Abel; Klepp, Laura Ines; Bigi, Fabiana (Karger, 2017-12)
      Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a zoonotic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis that is responsible for significant economic losses worldwide. In spite of its relevance, the limited knowledge about the host immune responses ...
    • Experimental selection of long‐term intracellular mycobacteria 

      Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Lerner, Thomas R.; Kasmapour, Bahram; Pei, Gang; Gronow, Achim; Bianco, María Veronica; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Bleck, Christopher K.E.; Geffers, Robert; Bigi, Fabiana; Abraham, Wolf-Rainer; Gutierrez, Maximiliano Gabriel (Wiley, 2014-09)
      Some intracellular bacteria are known to cause long‐term infections that last decades without compromising the viability of the host. Although of critical importance, the adaptations that intracellular bacteria undergo ...
    • Identification and evaluation of new Mycobacterium bovis antigens in the in vitro interferon gamma release assay for bovine tuberculosis diagnosis 

      Eirin, Maria Emilia; Macías, Analía; Magnano, Gabriel; Morsella, Claudia Graciela; Mendez, Laura Luján; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Bianco, María Veronica; Severina, Walter; Alito, Alicia Elsa; Pando, Maria de los Angeles; Singh, Mahavir G.; Spallek, Ralph; Paolicchi, Fernando; Bigi, Fabiana; Cataldi, Angel Adrian (Elsevier, 2015-12)
      Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a common zoonotic disease, caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), responsible for significant economic losses worldwide. Its diagnosis is based on the detection of cell mediated immunity ...
    • Identification of bovine tuberculosis biomarkers to detect tuberculin skin test and IFNγ release assay false negative cattle 

      Klepp, Laura Ines; Eirin, Maria Emilia; Garbaccio, Sergio Gabriel; Soria, Marcelo Abel; Bigi, Fabiana; Blanco, Federico Carlos (Elsevier, 2019-02)
      Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an important animal and zoonotic disease, which causes severe economic losses. The main focus of this study was to assess the predictive power of previously identified biomarkers of bTB in ...
    • Metabolic profile of mycobacterium smegmatis reveals Mce4 proteins are relevant for cell wall lipid homeostasis 

      Santangelo, María De La Paz; Heuberger, Adam; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Forrellad, Marina Andrea; Taibo, Catalina Beatriz; Klepp, Laura Ines; Sabio y Garcia, Julia Veronica; Nikel, Pablo I.; Jackson, Mary; Bigi, Fabiana (2016)
      Introduction The Mce proteins are encoded in a variable number of operons (from one to eight) in all Mycobacterium species. A role in the transport of host and mycobacterial lipids has been demonstrated for some Mce proteins ...
    • Mycobacterium bovis deleted in mce2 and phoP loci protects C57BL/6 mice against tuberculosis 

      Garcia, Elizabeth Andrea; Bianco, Marí­a Veronica; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Bigi, Fabiana (2016)
      Here we confirm the efficacy of MbΔmce2-phoP to protect mice against bTB challenge and we demonstrated that this new attenuated strain is safer than our previous bTB vaccine MbΔmce2. Altogether ...
    • Mycobacterium bovis requires P27 (LprG) to arrest phagosome maturation and replicate within bovine macrophages 

      Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Bianco, María Veronica; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Forrellad, Marina Andrea; Gutierrez, Maximiliano Gabriel; Bigi, Fabiana (2017-03)
      Mycobacterium bovis causes tuberculosis in a wide variety of mammals, with strong tropism for cattle and eventually humans. P27, also called LprG, is among the proteins involved in the mechanisms of the virulence and ...
    • Polymorphisms of 20 regulatory proteins between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis 

      Bigi, María Mercedes; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Araujo, Flabio Ribeiro de; Thacker, Tyler C.; Zumarraga, Martin Jose; Cataldi, Angel Adrian; Soria, Marcelo Abel; Bigi, Fabiana (2016)
      Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis are responsible for tuberculosis in humans and animals, respectively. Both species are closely related and belong to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC). M. ...
    • Respuesta inmune en terneros experimentalmente infectados con diferentes dosis de Mycobacterium bovis 

      Blanco, Federico Carlos; Bianco, María Veronica; Meikle, Virginia; Garbaccio, Sergio Gabriel; Vagnoni, Lucas Emilio; Cataldi, Angel Adrian; Bigi, Fabiana (Gerencia de Comunicación e Imagen Institucional, DNA SICC, INTA, 2011-08)
      La tuberculosis bovina es una enfermedad zoonótica producida por Mycobacterium bovis que afecta a animales de producción causando pérdidas económicas y representa, además, un problema para la salud pública. El conocimiento ...
    • Rv2617c and P36 are virulence factors of pathogenic mycobacteria involved in resistance to oxidative stress 

      Forrellad, Marina Andrea; Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Klepp, Laura Ines; Garcia, Elizabeth Andrea; Rocha, Rosana Valeria; Villafañe, Luciana Maria; Bigi, María Mercedes; Gutierrez, Maximiliano Gabriel; Bigi, Fabiana (Taylor & Francis, 2019-12)
      In this study, we characterized the role of Rv2617c in the virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Rv2617c is a protein of unknown function unique to M. tuberculosis complex (MTC) and Mycobacterium leprae. In vitro, this ...
    • Single nucleotide polymorphisms may explain the contrasting phenotypes of two variants of a multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain 

      Bigi, María Mercedes; López, Beatriz; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Sasiain, María del Carmen; De La Barrera, Silvia Susana; Marti, Marcelo Adrián; Sosa, Ezequiel Jorge; Fernandez Do Porto, Darío Augusto; Ritacco, Viviana; Bigi, Fabiana; Soria, Marcelo Abel (2017)
      Globally, about 4.5% of new tuberculosis (TB) cases are multi-drug-resistant (MDR), i.e. resistant to the two most powerful first-line anti-TB drugs. Indeed, 480,000 people developed MDR-TB in 2015 and 190,000 people died ...
    • Study of the in vivo role of Mce2R, the transcriptional regulator of mce2 operon in Mycobacterium tuberculosis 

      Forrellad, Marina Andrea; Bianco, María Veronica; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Nuñez, Javier; Klepp, Laura Ines; Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Santangelo, María De La Paz; Rocha, Rosana Valeria; Soria, Marcelo; Golby, Paul; Gutierrez, Maximiliano Gabriel; Bigi, Fabiana (BMC, 2013-09)
      Background: Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of mortality throughout the world. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the agent of human tuberculosis, has developed strategies involving proteins and other compounds called ...