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  • Geography as non-genetic modulation factor of chicken cecal microbiota 

    Pin Viso, Natalia Daniela; Redondo, Enzo Alejandro; Diaz Carrasco, Juan Maria; Redondo, Leandro Martin; Sabio Y Garcia, Julia Veronica; Fernandez Miyakawa, Mariano Enrique; Farber, Marisa Diana (Public Library of Science, 2021-01)
    The gastrointestinal tract of chickens harbors a highly diverse microbiota contributing not only to nutrition, but also to the physiological development of the gastrointestinal tract. Microbiota composition depends on many ...
  • Role of PhoPR in the response to stress of Mycobacterium bovis 

    Garcia, Elizabeth Andrea; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Klepp, Laura Ines; Pazos, Adriana Alejandra; McNeil, Michael; Jackson, Mary; Bigi, Fabiana (Elsevier, 2021-02)
    PhoP is part of the two-component PhoPR system that regulates the expression of virulence genes of Mycobacteria. The goal of this work was to elucidate the role of PhoP in the mechanism that Mycobacterium bovis, the causative ...
  • Argentinian potato leafroll virus P0 protein : Novel activities for a previously known suppressor 

    Barrios Baron, Maria Pilar; Delfosse, Veronica Cecilia; Agrofoglio, Yamila Carla; Nahirñak, Vanesa; Almasia, Natalia Ines; Vazquez Rovere, Cecilia; Distefano, Ana Julia (Wiley, 2021-02)
    The potato leafroll virus (PLRV) P0 protein (P0PL) is a suppressor of RNA silencing. In this study, we showed that P0 protein from an Argentinian isolate of PLRV (P0PL‐Ar) has an additional activity not described for other ...
  • Vineyard environments influence Malbec grapevine phenotypic traits and DNA methylation patterns in a clone‑dependent way 

    Varela, Anabella; Ibañez, Verónica N.; Alonso, Rodrigo; Zavallo, Diego; Asurmendi, Sebastian; Gomez Talquenca, Gonzalo Sebastián; Marfil, Carlos Federico; Berli, Federico Javier (Springer Verlag, 2021-01)
    Clonal selection and vegetative propagation determine low genetic variability in grapevine cultivars, although it is common to observe diverse phenotypes. Environmental signals may induce epigenetic changes altering gene ...
  • Genetic diversity of Mycobacterium avium sp. Paratuberculosis by mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit–variable number tandem repeat and multi‑locus short‑sequence repeat one‑sentence summary : genetic diversity of Mycobacterium avium sp. Paratuberculosis isolates 

    Moyano, Roberto Damián; Imperiale, Belen Rocio; Romero, Magalí; Santangelo, María De La Paz; Alvarado Pinedo, Maria Fiorella; Travería, Gabriel; Romano, Maria Isabel (Wolters Kluwer Medknow, 2021-03)
    Background: Paratuberculosis is an enteric disease caused by Mycobacterium avium sp. paratuberculosis (MAP) that affects mainly ruminant producing losses to the livestock industry. Many molecular epidemiological methods ...
  • FasR regulates fatty acid biosynthesis and is essential for virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis 

    Mondino, Sonia; Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Cabruja, Matias; Sala, Claudia; Cazenave-Gassiot, Amaury; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Wenk, Markus R.; Bigi, Fabiana; Cole, Stewart T.; Gramajo, Hugo; Gago, Gabriela (Frontiers Media, 2020-10)
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiologic agent of human tuberculosis, is the world’s leading cause of death from an infectious disease. One of the main features of this pathogen is the complex and dynamic lipid composition ...
  • Identification and characterization of a Babesia bigemina thrombospondin-related superfamily member, TRAP-1 : a novel antigen containing neutralizing epitopes involved in merozoite invasion 

    Montenegro, Valeria Noely; Paoletta, Martina; Jaramillo Ortiz, Jose; Suarez, Carlos Esteban; Wilkowsky, Silvina Elizabeth (BioMed Central, 2020-12)
    Background: Thrombospondin-related anonymous protein (TRAP) has been described as a potential vaccine candidate for several diseases caused by apicomplexan parasites. However, this protein and members of this family have ...
  • Rv2577 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a virulence factor with dual phosphatase and phosphodiesterase functions 

    Forrellad, Marina Andrea; Blanco, Federico Carlos; Marrero Diaz De Vill, Rubén; Vazquez, Cristina Lourdes; Yaneff, Agustín; Garcia, Elizabeth Andrea; Gutierrez, Maximiliano Gabriel; Durán, Rosario; Villarino, Andrea; Bigi, Fabiana (Frontiers Media, 2020-10)
    Tuberculosis, a lung disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), is one of the ten leading causes of death worldwide affecting mainly developing countries. Mtb can persist and survive inside infected cells through ...
  • Virus infection elevates transcriptional activity of miR164a promoter in plants 

    Bazzini, Ariel Alejandro; Almasia, Natalia Ines; Manacorda, Carlos Augusto; Mongelli, Vanesa Claudia; Conti, Gabriela; Maroniche, Guillermo Andrés; Rodriguez, Maria Cecilia; Distefano, Ana Julia; Hopp, Horacio Esteban; Del Vas, Mariana; Asurmendi, Sebastian (BioMed Central, 2009-12)
    Background: Micro RNAs (miRs) constitute a large group of endogenous small RNAs that have crucial roles in many important plant functions. Virus infection and transgenic expression of viral proteins alter accumulation and ...
  • Overexpression of snakin-1 gene enhances resistance to Rhizoctonia solani and Erwinia carotovora in transgenic potato plants 

    Almasia, Natalia Ines; Bazzini, Ariel Alejandro; Hopp, Horacio Esteban; Vazquez Rovere, Cecilia (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008-05)
    Snakin‐1 (SN1), a cysteine‐rich peptide with broad‐spectrum antimicrobial activity in vitro, was evaluated for its ability to confer resistance to pathogens in transgenic potatoes. Genetic variants of this gene were cloned ...
  • Isolation and characterization of the tissue and development-specific potato snakin-1 promoter inducible by temperature and wounding 

    Almasia, Natalia Ines; Nahirñak, Vanesa; Hopp, Horacio Esteban; Vazquez Rovere, Cecilia (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, 2010-09)
    Snakin-1 (StSN1) is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptide isolated from Solanum tuberosum. Homologous proteins have been identified in a wide range of species but there is no apparent consensus in the roles they play. A ...
  • IL-12 DNA Displays efficient adjuvant effects improving immunogenicity of Ag85A in DNA prime/MVA boost immunizations 

    Morelli, María Paula; Del Medico Zajac, Maria Paula; Pellegrini, Joaquín Miguel; Amiano, Nicolás Oscar; Tateosian, Nancy Liliana; Calamante, Gabriela; Gherardi, Maria Magdalena; García, Verónica Edith (Frontiers Media, 2020-09)
    Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine vector expressing the mycobacterial antigen 85A (MVA85A) was demonstrated to be safe, ...
  • Molecular characterization of Mycobacterium bovis infection in cattle and buffalo in Amazon Region, Brazil 

    Carneiro, Paulo A.M.; Pasquatti, Taynara N.; Takatani, Haruo; Zumarraga, Martin Jose; Marfil, Maria Jimena; Barnard, Christian; Fitzgerald, Scott D.; Abramovitch, Robert B.; Araujo, Flabio Ribeiro de; Kaneene, John B. (Wiley, 2020-02)
    The aim of this study was to characterize Mycobacterium bovis from cattle and buffalo tissue samples, from two Brazilian states, and to analyse their genetic diversity by spoligotyping. Tissue samples from tuberculosis ...
  • Transgenic citrange troyer rootstocks overexpressing antimicrobial potato snakin-1 show reduced citrus canker disease symptoms 

    Conti, Gabriela; Gardella, Victoria; Vandecaveye, Melina Antonella; Gomez, Claudio Andres; Joris, Giovanna Lujan; Hauteville, Claudia; Burdyn, Lourdes; Almasia, Natalia Ines; Nahirñak, Vanesa; Vazquez Rovere, Cecilia; Gochez, Alberto Martin; Furman, Nicolas; Lezcano, Cecilia Carolina; Kobayashi, Ken; García, María Laura; Canteros, Blanca Isabel; Hopp, Horacio Esteban; Reyes, Carina Andrea (Elsevier, 2020-12)
    Citrus canker is a major disease caused by Xanthomonas citri pv. citri. Snakin-1 is an antimicrobial peptide, which was previously shown to be effective against different bacterial and fungal diseases in potato, wheat and ...
  • Potato snakin‑1: an antimicrobial player of the trade‑off between host defense and development 

    Almasia, Natalia Ines; Nahirñak, Vanesa; Hopp, Horacio Esteban; Vazquez Rovere, Cecilia (Springer, 2020-07)
    Snakin-1 (SN1) from potato is a cysteine-rich antimicrobial peptide with high evolutionary conservation. It has 63 amino acid residues, 12 of which are cysteines capable of forming six disulfide bonds. SN1 localizes in the ...
  • Detection of Mycobacterium bovis–infected dairy herds using PCR in bulk tank milk samples 

    Zumarraga, Martin Jose; Soutullo, Adriana; Garcia, Maria Ines; Marini, M. Rocío; Abdala, Alejandro Ariel; Tarabla, Hector Dante; Echaide, Susana T. de; Lopez, Marcela; Zervini, Elsa; Canal, Ana María; Cataldi, Angel Adrian (Mary Ann Liebert Inc., 2012-02)
    Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a chronic and zoonotic disease due to Mycobacterium bovis. The tuberculosis eradication campaign carried out in Argentina has considerably improved the health situation of the herds. Here we ...
  • Understanding the relationship between Mycobacterium bovis spoligotypes from cattle in Latin American Countries 

    Zumarraga, Martin Jose; Arriaga, Camila; Barandiaran, Soledad; Cobos-Marín, Laura; de Waard, Jacobus; Estrada-Garcia, Iris; Figueiredo, Telma; Figueroa, Alvaro; Gimenez, Francisco; Gomes, Harrison M.; Gonzalez-y-Merchand, Jorge A.; Macías, Analía; Milián-Suazo, Feliciano; Rodríguez, Cesar Alejandro Rosales; Santillán, Marco Antonio; Suffys, Philip Noel; Trangoni, Marcos David; Zarraga, Ana Maria; Cataldi, Angel Adrian (Elsevier, 2013-02)
    Spoligotyping is the most frequently used method for genotyping isolates of Mycobacterium bovis worldwide. In the current work, we compared spoligotypes from 1684 M. bovis isolates from Argentina (816), Brazil (412), Chile ...
  • La genómica de las micobacterias 

    Viale, Mariana; Zumarraga, Martin Jose; Araujo, Flabio Ribeiro de; Zarraga, Ana Maria; Cataldi, Angel Adrian; Romano, Maria Isabel; Bigi, Fabiana (Office International des Epizooties, 2016)
    Las especies Mycobacterium bovis y Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis son los agentes causales de la tuberculosis y la paratuberculosis en animales, respectivamente. Además, ambas micobacterias, pero fundamentalmente ...
  • LAMP technology: Rapid identification of Brucella and Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis 

    Trangoni, Marcos David; Gioffre, Andrea; Ceron Cucchi, Maria Esperanza; Caimi, Karina Cynthia; Ruybal, Paula; Zumarraga, Martin Jose; Cravero, Silvio Lorenzo Pedro (Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia, 2015-06)
    In this study, we developed new sets of primers to detect Brucella spp. and M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) through isothermal amplification. We selected a previously well-characterized target gene, bscp31, specific ...
  • Use of touch-down polymerase chain reaction to enhance the sensitivity of Mycobacterium bovis detection 

    Zumarraga, Martin Jose; Meikle, Virginia; Bernardelli, Amelia; Abdala, Alejandro Ariel; Tarabla, Hector Dante; Romano, Maria Isabel; Cataldi, Angel Adrian (Sage Publications, 2005-05)
    The confirmatory diagnosis of Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) in animal samples is carried out by culture in Stonebrink media. However, culture is very slow because of the extremely long duplication time of the bacillus and ...

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