Luis Amarillas

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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare disease, affecting almost exclusively middle-aged women and consists of an abnormal nodular proliferation of muscle cells of the lymphatic system. Its etiology is unknown. The most frequent sites involved are the lungs, mediastinum, and retroperitoneum. The outcome is uncertain. At the present, no treatment has proved to(More)
Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically infect and lyse prokaryotic cells and therefore might be used as biocontrol agents. However, it is necessary to acquire genomic information to predict and understand the phage’s characteristics for the efficient and safe use of bacteriophages as biocontrol agents against bacterial pathogens. In this study, the(More)
Salmonella is a pathogen of worldwide importance, causing disease in a vast range of hosts, including humans. We report the genome sequence of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Saintpaul strain S-70, isolated from an aquatic environment.
Salmonella is a widespread microorganism and a common causative agent of food-borne illnesses. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Oranienburg is highly prevalent in surface water from tropical ecosystems and is not commonly related to illnesses. Here, we report the first genome sequence of Salmonella Oranienburg strain S-76, isolated from an(More)
Foodborne diseases are a serious and growing problem, and the incidence and prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among foodborne pathogens is reported to have increased. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains demands novel strategies to counteract this epidemic. In this regard, lytic bacteriophages have reemerged as an alternative for the(More)
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is an important human pathogen of worldwide importance that has been implicated in several outbreaks, and its antibiotic resistance is increasing (1, 2). The indiscriminate use of antibiotics results in the emergence of resistant bacterial strains (3), and the development of antibiotic resistance highlights the need for alternative(More)
BACKGROUND Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is one of the most common and widely distributed foodborne pathogens that has been frequently implicated in gastrointestinal and urinary tract infections. Moreover, high rates of multiple antibiotic-resistant E. coli strains have been reported worldwide. Due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant(More)
Lytic bacteriophages have reemerged as an alternative for the control of pathogenic bacteria. However, the effective use of phage relies on appropriate genomic characterization. In this study, we report the genome of bacteriophage Av-05 and its sequence analysis, which has strong lytic activity against Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains and several Salmonella(More)