Luis Padilla-Noriega

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One hundred thirty-two stool specimens from infants with rotavirus gastroenteritis hospitalized in two Mexican cities (Mexico City and Mérida) were examined by serotype- and subgroup-specific enzyme immunoassays. Among them, 38 (29%) were serotype 1, 15 (11%) were serotype 2, 13 (10%) were serotype 3, 22 (17%) were serotype 4, none was serotype 5 or 6, and(More)
A recombinant vaccinia virus encoding rotavirus protein NSP3 driven by an internal ribosome entry site (IRES) from the encephalomyocarditis (EMC) virus was able to abate protein synthesis in BSC1 cells by 25-fold, with as much as 30% of the remaining protein synthesis being NSP3. Hence NSP3 shuts off host cell protein synthesis down to the level seen during(More)
This report is of a community-based case control study to assess whether the severity of acute diarrhea by rotavirus (RV) in young children is associated with a particular VP7 (G) or VP4 (P) RV serotype. Five hundred twenty children younger than 2 years of age with diarrhea lasting less than 3 days were age and gender matched with 520 children with no(More)
Three human rotavirus (HRV) VP4 serotypes and one subtype have been described on the basis of a fourfold or an eightfold-or-greater difference in neutralization titer when tested with hyperimmune antisera to recombinant VP4 or VP8* (serotypes P1A, P1B, P2, and P3). To start to analyze the antigenic basis underlying serotype specificity, we produced a(More)
In the present investigation we characterized the antigenic diversity of the VP4 and VP7 proteins in 309 and 261 human rotavirus strains isolated during two consecutive epidemic seasons, respectively, in three different regions of Mexico. G3 was found to be the prevalent VP7 serotype during the first year, being superseded by serotype G1 strains during the(More)
The antigenic structure of the VP4 protein of human rotavirus (HRV) strains Wa and ST3 was studied by using a panel of Wa- and ST3-derived VP4-specific neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (NMAbs) and NMAb-resistant variants. The VP4-coding genes from three Wa and three ST3 variants were sequenced. For Wa VP4, one homotypic and one heterotypic neutralization(More)
The relative contribution of the rotavirus surface proteins, VP4 and VP7, to the induction of homotypic as well as heterotypic neutralizing antibodies (NtAbs) in natural infections was studied. The NtAb titers of paired sera from 70 infants with serologically defined primary rotavirus infections were determined with a panel of rotavirus reassortants having(More)
Rotavirus replication and virus assembly take place in electrodense spherical structures known as viroplasms whose main components are the viral proteins NSP2 and NSP5. The viroplasms are produced since early times after infection and seem to grow by stepwise addition of viral proteins and by fusion, however, the mechanism of viropIasms formation is(More)
The E7 protein of high risk HPV types has been found with different molecular weights, mainly because of phosphorylation, an event that changes protein charge and mobility in SDS-PAGE. Distribution of E7 protein in the cellular compartments has also been subject of debate as some groups report the protein in nucleus and others in cytoplasm. The different(More)
The nonstructural rotavirus protein NSP1 binds specifically to viral mRNAs and to interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3), inducing IRF3 degradation through a proteasome-dependent pathway. By using a vaccinia virus expression system in mammalian cells, we found that the yield of NSP1 was 8- and 13-fold lower than the viral proteins VP2 or NSP3, respectively;(More)