Henrique Bunselmeyer Ferreira

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Several recombinant clones expressing antigens from Echinococcus granulosus were isolated previously from a parasite cDNA library using cystic hydatid disease (CHD) patients' sera or rabbit hyperimmune antiserum against a lipoproteic fraction from bovine cyst fluid. Six of these antigens were expressed in Escherichia coli and the purified recombinant(More)
This work reports the results of analyses of three complete mycoplasma genomes, a pathogenic (7448) and a nonpathogenic (J) strain of the swine pathogen Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and a strain of the avian pathogen Mycoplasma synoviae; the genome sizes of the three strains were 920,079 bp, 897,405 bp, and 799,476 bp, respectively. These genomes were compared(More)
Antigen B (AgB), an immunodominant component of the cestode parasite Echinococcus granulosus, presents homology to and shares apparent structural similarities with helix-rich hydrophobic ligand binding proteins (HLBPs) from other cestodes. In order to investigate the fatty acid binding properties of AgB, two of its subunit components (rAgB8/1 and rAgB8/2)(More)
Two different Echinococcus granulosus antigen B subunits (AgB8/1 and AgB8/2) were characterized and the structure of the genes encoding these two proteins were compared. DNA sequences were expressed in Escherichia coli and the antigens' diagnostic value was then assessed. The genomic sequence of AgB8/1 has a 92 bp intron in the position corresponding to(More)
Cystic hydatid disease (CHD) is caused by infection with Echinococcus granulosus metacestodes and affects humans and livestock. Proteins secreted or excreted by protoscoleces, pre-adult worms found in the metacestode, are thought to play fundamental roles in the host-parasite relationship. In this work, we performed an LC-MS/MS proteomic analysis of the(More)
The serodiagnosis of hydatid disease is a valuable instrument for clinical diagnosis and epidemiological surveillance of high-risk populations. In the past decade a wealth of reports on the diagnostic performance of numerous antigens have been produced. However, their diagnostic value has been estimated under different conditions, using different serum(More)
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is an important pathogen for pigs, being the causative agent of enzootic pneumonia. Recently, the genome sequences of three strains, J, 7448 and 232 have been reported. Here, we describe the results of a proteomic analysis, based on two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of soluble protein extracts, immunoblot and mass spectrometry,(More)
Human infection by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium affects more than 50 million people worldwide, particularly in underdeveloped and developing countries. Cysticercosis which arises from larval encystation can be life threatening and difficult to treat. Here, we investigate for the first time the transcriptome of the clinically relevant cysticerci larval(More)