Danilo Bucafusco

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PCR amplification with sequence-specific primers was used to detect canine parvovirus (CPV) DNA in 38 rectal swabs from Argentine domestic dogs with symptoms compatible with parvovirus disease. Twenty-seven out of 38 samples analyzed were CPV positive. The classical CPV2 strain was not detected in any of the samples, but nine samples were identified as(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2) has been associated with syndromes grouped by the term porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD). The PCV-2 isolates have been grouped into two major groups or genotypes according to their nucleotide sequence of whole genomes and/or ORF-2: PCV-2b, which have, in turn, been subdivided into three clusters (1A-1C), and(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease which affects both domestic and wild biungulate species. This acute disease, caused by the FMD virus (FMDV), usually includes an active replication phase in the respiratory tract for up to 72 h postinfection, followed by hematogenous dissemination and vesicular lesions at oral and foot(More)
Serological assessment of the heterologous response among Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) strains is mainly performed by virus neutralization test (VNT), liquid phase blocking ELISA and complement fixation assay. In this study two high-throughput ELISA techniques, avidity and IgG subtype ELISA, were developed and used to further characterize(More)
UNLABELLED Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease affecting biungulate species. Commercial vaccines, formulated with inactivated FMD virus (FMDV), are regularly used worldwide to control the disease. Here, we studied the generation of antibody responses in local lymphoid tissues along the respiratory system in vaccinated and(More)
Immunity to currently used oil-adjuvanted inactivated vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) has been studied in detail in adult animals; however, the influence of maternally derived antibodies transferred through colostrum (Mat-Abs) in the immune responses of vaccinated calves is less clear. Here, we report the anti-FMDV humoral responses(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines are routinely used as effective control tools in large regions worldwide and to limit outbreaks during epidemics. Vaccine-induced protection in cattle has been largely correlated with the FMD virus (FMDV)-specific antibodies. Genetic control of cattle immune adaptive responses has been demonstrated only for peptide(More)
Effective Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) peptide vaccines for cattle have two major constraints: resemblance of one or more of the multiple conformations of the major VP1 antigenic sites to induce neutralizing antibodies, and stimulation of T cells despite the variable bovine-MHC polymorphism. To overcome these limitations, a chimeric antigen was(More)
Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) recall responses against foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) in FMD vaccinated cattle are utilized to study T-lymphocyte immunity against this virus. Here, a recall IFN-γ assay based on a commercial ELISA was set up using 308 samples from naïve and vaccinated cattle. The assay was used to study cross-reactive responses between different(More)
Mice immunized with a soluble extract of Neospora caninum tachyzoites (sNcAg) formulated with Providean-AVEC, an aqueous soy-based adjuvant, are fully protected from N. caninum multiplication. Here we evaluated the dose-dependent immunogenicity of this vaccine formulation in cattle. Cattle (N=3 per group) were immunized with two applications (30 days apart)(More)