Publications by authors named "Ricardo Dalla Costa"

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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

CD80 and CD86 polymorphisms in populations of various ancestries: 5 new CD80 promoter alleles.

Hum Immunol 2012 Jan 23;73(1):111-7. Epub 2011 Oct 23.

Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Genetics, Federal University of Paraná, 81531-980 Curitiba, Brazil.

CD80 and CD86 are closely linked genes on chromosome 3 that code for glycoproteins of the immunoglobulin superfamily, expressed on the surface of antigen-presenting cells. These costimulatory molecules play essential roles for stimulation and inhibition of T cells through binding to CD28 and CTLA-4 receptors. In this study, CD80 promoter and CD86 exon 8 polymorphisms were analyzed to investigate the genetic diversity and microevolution of the 2 genes. We genotyped 1,124 individuals, including Brazilians of predominantly European, mixed African and European, and Japanese ancestry, 5 Amerindian populations, and an African sample. All variants were observed in Africans, which suggests their origin in Africa before the human migrations out of that continent. Five new CD80 promoter alleles were identified and confirmed by cloning and sequencing, and promoter 2 is most likely the ancestral allele. Nucleotide -79 is monomorphic in 4 Amerindian populations, where the presence of the -79 G allele is probably the result of gene flow from non-Amerindians.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humimm.2011.10.018DOI Listing
January 2012

CTLA4CT60 gene polymorphism is not associated with differential susceptibility to pemphigus foliaceus.

Genet Mol Biol 2010 Jul 1;33(3):442-4. Epub 2010 Sep 1.

Laboratório de Genética Molecular Humana, Departamento de Genética, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR Brazil.

Pemphigus foliaceus is an organ-specific autoimmune disease characterized by autoantibodies against the extracellular region of desmoglein 1, a protein that mediates intercellular adhesion in desmosomes. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) is a key negative regulator of the T cell immune response, playing an important role in T cell homeostasis and maintenance of peripheral tolerance. Polymorphisms in the CTLA4 gene have been associated with autoimmune diseases and the functional CT60 single nucleotide polymorphism (rs3087243, also named 6230G > A) has been proposed to be a casual variant in several of these diseases. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether this polymorphism is associated with inter-individual variation in susceptibility to pemphigus foliaceus. The population sample in this case-control association study comprised 248 patient and 367 controls. We did not found a significant association of pemphigus foliaceus with the CT60 variants. We conclude that the CTLA4CT60 polymorphism is not an important factor for pemphigus foliaceus pathogenesis in the population analyzed.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-47572010005000073DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3036102PMC
July 2010

Polymorphisms in the 2q33 and 3q21 chromosome regions including T-cell coreceptor and ligand genes may influence susceptibility to pemphigus foliaceus.

Hum Immunol 2010 Aug 28;71(8):809-17. Epub 2010 Apr 28.

Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Genetics, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

Signaling through antigen presenting cells is required to activate T lymphocytes. The antigen-specific signal is given by interaction of the T-cell receptor (TCR) with the major histocompatibility complex (MHC)/peptide complex. Also essential for activation is the interaction of the coreceptor CD28 with ligands of the B7 family (CD80 and CD86) on antigen presenting cells. Coreceptor CTLA-4 is a negative regulator and binds the same B7 isoforms, contributing to immunologic homeostasis and peripheral tolerance. CD28 and CTLA4 are homologous and closely linked genes in 2q33, as are CD80 and CD86 in the 3q21 chromosomal region. Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is a multifactorial autoimmune blistering disease characterized by keratinocyte detachment and by autoantibodies against desmoglein 1, a desmosomal protein. To investigate the involvement of CD28, CTLA4, CD80, and CD86 genes in PF pathogenesis, 18 polymorphisms in 2q33 and 3q21 chromosomal regions were analyzed in 269 patients and 395 controls subdivided according to predominant ancestry in Euro-Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian individuals. Associations were found with CD86 1057G>A, CTLA4-1722T>C, CTLA4-318C>T, CTLA4(AT)n, CD28(CAA)n, and D2S72(CA)n. There is no evidence of gene-gene interactions. We conclude that polymorphisms in the 2q33 and 3q21 chromosomal regions may influence PF disease susceptibility, most likely affecting CTLA4 and possibly inducible T-cell costimulator, (ICOS) expression, and also CD86 function.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humimm.2010.04.001DOI Listing
August 2010