Publications by authors named "Christiane Nishibe"

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Transcriptional Remodeling Patterns in Murine Dendritic Cells Infected with : More Is Not Necessarily Better.

J Fungi (Basel) 2020 Nov 24;6(4). Epub 2020 Nov 24.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Pathogenic Fungi, Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Brasília, Brasília, DF 70910-900, Brazil.

Most people infected with the fungus spp. do not get sick, but approximately 5% develop paracoccidioidomycosis. Understanding how host immunity determinants influence disease development could lead to novel preventative or therapeutic strategies; hence, we used two mouse strains that are resistant (A/J) or susceptible (B10.A) to to study how dendritic cells (DCs) respond to the infection. RNA sequencing analysis showed that the susceptible strain DCs remodeled their transcriptomes much more intensely than those from the resistant strain, agreeing with a previous model of more intense innate immunity response in the susceptible strain. Contrastingly, these cells also repress genes/processes involved in antigen processing and presentation, such as lysosomal activity and autophagy. After the interaction with , both DCs and macrophages from the susceptible mouse reduced the autophagy marker LC3-II recruitment to the fungal phagosome compared to the resistant strain cells, confirming this pathway's repression. These results suggest that impairment in antigen processing and presentation processes might be partially responsible for the inefficient activation of the adaptive immune response in this model.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof6040311DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7712260PMC
November 2020

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

Vet Microbiol 2019 Dec 4;239:108482. Epub 2019 Nov 4.

Instituto de Biotecnología, IABIMO, CICVyA/INTA, Argentina. Electronic address:

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 losses worldwide. Two M. bovis strains (04-303 and 534) have been isolated in Argentina. Whereas the 04-303 strain was isolated from a wild boar, the 534 strain was obtained from cattle. In a previous study, six weeks after infection, the 04-303 strain induced 100% mortality in mice. By contrast, mice infected with the 534 strain survived, with limited tissue damage, after four months. In this study we compared all predictive proteins encoded in both M. bovis genomes. The comparative analysis revealed 141 polymorphic proteins between both strains. From these proteins, nine virulence proteins showed polymorphisms in 04-303, whereas five did it in the 534 strain. Remarkably, both strains contained a high level of polymorphism in proteins related to phthiocerol dimycocerosate (PDIM) synthesis or transport. Further experimental evidence indicated that only mutations in the 534 strain have an impact on PDIM synthesis. The observed reduction in PDIM content in the 534 strain, together with its low capacity to induce phagosome arrest, may be associated with the reported deficiency of this strain to replicate and survive inside bovine macrophages. The findings of this study could contribute to a better understanding of pathogenicity and virulence aspects of M. bovis, which is essential for further studies aiming at developing new vaccines and diagnostic techniques for bovines.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vetmic.2019.108482DOI Listing
December 2019

Draft Genome Sequences of Two Strains Isolated from Beef Cattle in Paraguay.

Genome Announc 2017 Jul 13;5(28). Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Embrapa Beef Cattle, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

This work reports the draft genome sequences of the strains M1009 and M1010, isolated from the lymph nodes of two infected cows on a beef farm in Paraguay. Comparative genomics between these strains and other regional strains may provide more insights regarding epidemiology in South America.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00616-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511916PMC
July 2017

Modulation of the immune response by Fonsecaea pedrosoi morphotypes in the course of experimental chromoblastomycosis and their role on inflammatory response chronicity.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 03 29;11(3):e0005461. Epub 2017 Mar 29.

Department of Cell Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences; University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil.

A common theme across multiple fungal pathogens is their ability to impair the establishment of a protective immune response. Although early inflammation is beneficial in containing the infection, an uncontrolled inflammatory response is detrimental and may eventually oppose disease eradication. Chromoblastomycosis (CBM), a cutaneous and subcutaneous mycosis, caused by dematiaceous fungi, is capable of inducing a chronic inflammatory response. Muriform cells, the parasitic form of Fonsecaea pedrosoi, are highly prevalent in infected tissues, especially in long-standing lesions. In this study we show that hyphae and muriform cells are able to establish a murine CBM with skin lesions and histopathological aspects similar to that found in humans, with muriform cells being the most persistent fungal form, whereas mice infected with conidia do not reach the chronic phase of the disease. Moreover, in injured tissue the presence of hyphae and especially muriform cells, but not conidia, is correlated with intense production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in vivo. High-throughput RNA sequencing analysis (RNA-Seq) performed at early time points showed a strong up-regulation of genes related to fungal recognition, cell migration, inflammation, apoptosis and phagocytosis in macrophages exposed in vitro to muriform cells, but not conidia. We also demonstrate that only muriform cells required FcγR and Dectin-1 recognition to be internalized in vitro, and this is the main fungal form responsible for the intense inflammatory pattern observed in CBM, clarifying the chronic inflammatory reaction observed in most patients. Furthermore, our findings reveal two different fungal-host interaction strategies according to fungal morphotype, highlighting fungal dimorphism as an important key in understanding the bipolar nature of inflammatory response in fungal infections.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005461DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5391973PMC
March 2017

Draft Genome Sequence of Mycobacterium bovis Strain AN5, Used for Production of Purified Protein Derivative.

Genome Announc 2014 Apr 3;2(2). Epub 2014 Apr 3.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência Animal, UFMS, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Mycobacterium bovis strain AN5 has been used to produce purified protein derivative (PPD) for the intradermal test for bovine tuberculosis since it was introduced in 1948. This work reports the draft genome sequence of M. bovis AN5, which is used for the production of bovine PPD in Brazil, as well as comparisons to other strains of M. bovis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00277-14DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3974946PMC
April 2014

Detection of Mycobacterium bovis in bovine and bubaline tissues using nested-PCR for TbD1.

PLoS One 2014 11;9(3):e91023. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Embrapa Gado de Corte, Campo Grande, MS, Brazil.

In the present study, a nested-PCR system, targeting the TbD1 region, involving the performance of conventional PCR followed by real-time PCR, was developed to detect Mycobacterium bovis in bovine/bubaline tissue homogenates. The sensitivity and specificity of the reactions were assessed with DNA samples extracted from tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacteria, as well as other actinomycetales species and DNA samples extracted directly from bovine and bubaline tissue homogenates. In terms of analytical sensitivity, the DNA of M. bovis AN5 was detected up to 1.56 ng with conventional PCR, 97.6 pg with real-time PCR, and 1.53 pg with nested-PCR in the reaction mixture. The nested-PCR exhibited 100% analytical specificity for M. bovis when tested with the DNA of reference strains of environmental mycobacteria and closely-related Actinomycetales. A clinical sensitivity value of 76.0% was detected with tissue samples from animals that exhibited positive results in the comparative intradermal tuberculin test (CITT), as well as from those with lesions compatible with tuberculosis (LCT) that rendered positive cultures. A clinical specificity value of 100% was detected with tissue samples from animals with CITT- results, with no visible lesions (NVL) and negative cultures. No significant differences were found between the nested-PCR and culture in terms of detecting CITT+ animals with LCT or with NVL. No significant differences were recorded in the detection of CITT- animals with NVL. However, nested-PCR detected a significantly higher number of positive animals than the culture in the group of animals exhibiting LCT with no previous records of CITT. The use of the nested-PCR assay to detect M. bovis in tissue homogenates provided a rapid diagnosis of bovine and bubaline tuberculosis.
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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0091023PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3949733PMC
May 2015

Draft Genome Sequence of Mycobacterium bovis 04-303, a Highly Virulent Strain from Argentina.

Genome Announc 2013 Nov 27;1(6). Epub 2013 Nov 27.

School of Computing, UFMS, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Mycobacterium bovis strain 04-303 was isolated from a wild boar living in a free-ranging field in Argentina. This work reports the draft genome sequence of this highly virulent strain and the genomic comparison of its major virulence-related genes with those of M. bovis strain AF2122/97 and Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain H37Rv.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00931-13DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3869323PMC
November 2013