Ana Sofia Ramirez

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Examination of the nucleotide sequences of the 16S-23S intergenic transcribed spacer (ITS) region of Mycoplasma imitans and Mycoplasma gallisepticum identified a putative transposase gene located only in the ITS of M. imitans, which can be used as a genetic marker to distinguish these two species. The relative size of the PCR products of the ITS region(More)
In order to investigate its value for phylogenetic analysis, species characterisation and diagnosis, the 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer regions (ISRs) of the type strain of 23 avian Mycoplasma species were amplified and the sequences determined. Also sequenced were the reference strains of Mycoplasma iowae serotypes J, K, N, Q and R and a number of field(More)
The distribution of cells containing lysozyme, S-100 protein, CD3, CD4, CD8, major histocompatibility complex class II antigen and immunoglobulin G (IgG) was analysed in the bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (BALT) of goats naturally infected with three Mycoplasma species. This study included the immunohistochemical characterization of the pneumonic(More)
In a population of 700 goats, 150 died; of these, 29 were necropsied. Ten of the 29 goats had pleuropneumonia. Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Large Colony) (MmmLC), Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri (Mmc), and Pasteurella multocida were isolated from five of the pleuropneumonic goats. Gross and microscopical lesions were typical of caprine(More)
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is involved in the porcine enzootic pneumonia and respiratory disease complex; therefore, the search for new treatment options that contribute to the control of this organism is relevant. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and minimal bactericidal concentrations of tylvalosin and 19 other antimicrobial agents against 20(More)
The suitability of 5 agents for the inactivation of different field strains of the four mycoplasma species associated with contagious agalactia syndrome in goats, i.e. Mycoplasma agalactiae, Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides LC, Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capricolum and Mycoplasma putrefaciens, was investigated. Immunoprophylaxis of this syndrome is(More)
OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has a complex and multifactorial aetiology. Infectious agents could start this disease. The majority of the characteristics of this infirmity can be observed in chronic arthritis produced by mycoplasmas in animals. In this study the association between Mycoplasma pneumoniae and RA has been evaluated. METHODS A(More)
Samples from the mammary tissue of 14 lactating goats (12 naturally infected and two experimentally infected) were examined for the presence of Mycoplasma agalactiae. A monoclonal antibody (5G12) was applied to formalin-fixed, paraffin-wax-embedded sections and labelled by the avidin-biotin peroxidase complex (ABC) method. Histological examination of tissue(More)
Translation fidelity and efficiency require multiple ribosomal (r)RNA modifications that are mostly mediated by small nucleolar (sno)RNPs during ribosome production. Overlapping basepairing of snoRNAs with pre-rRNAs often necessitates sequential and efficient association and dissociation of the snoRNPs, however, how such hierarchy is established has(More)
Using published primers, detection of Mycoplasma synoviae and strain identification using the vlhA gene sequence was attempted. However, of 21 M. synoviae strains examined, three could not be amplified, so a new reverse primer was designed with a target in the conserved region of the vlhA gene. This allowed all 21 M. synoviae strains, a further nine strains(More)