María Gabriela Echeverría

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Triatoma virus (TrV) is the only entomopathogenic virus found in triatomines. TrV replicates in cells of the midgut epithelium of triatomines, causing a high mortality rate and delayed development of the infected insect. In this work, we report an antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (AC-ELISA) and a reverse transcription-polymerase chain(More)
Chagas' disease is the most important endemic arthropod-zoonosis in Argentina with an estimated 1.6 million people infected with the causative agent Trypanosoma cruzi. Triatoma infestans is the main vector of Chagas' disease in Argentina. A survey for parasites and pathogens of Triatominae was conducted from August 2002 to February 2005. Collections of(More)
The polymorphism of equine lymphocyte antigen (ELA) class II DRA gene had been detected by polymerase chain reaction-single-strand conformational polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) and reference strand-mediated conformation analysis. These methodologies allowed to identify 11 ELA-DRA exon 2 sequences, three of which are widely distributed among domestic horse breeds.(More)
The genomes of 10 bovine herpesvirus 1 and 5 strains isolated in Argentina from 1989 to 1994, recovered from animals showing different clinical signs, and two reference strains (Los Angeles and A663) were compared by restriction endonuclease analysis. Four restriction enzymes, HindIII, BamHI, EcoRI and PstI, were used and analysis of the restriction(More)
Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) is the etiologic agent of Enzootic Bovine Leukosis, a retrovirus exogenous to the bovine species. Once infected, there is no detectable viraemia but instead there is a strong and persistent immunological response to BLV structural proteins, essentially the gp51 envelope glycoprotein and the mayor core protein p24. We describe the(More)
Equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) is the causative agent of abortion, perinatal foal mortality, neurological and acute respiratory diseases in horses. Conventional laboratory diagnosis involving viral isolation from aborted foetuses is laborious and lengthy and requires processing of samples within 24 h of collection, which is problematic for samples that come(More)
This paper describes the first isolation of equine arteritis virus (EAV) in Argentina. The virus was isolated from the semen of an imported seropositive stallion held in isolation at a breeding farm in Tandil in the Buenos Aires Province. In addition, viral nucleic acid was detected in seminal plasma using the reverse-transcription polymerase chain(More)
Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) has been shown to induce apoptosis in vitro but the induction of this mechanism has not been previously associated with any viral gene product. In this work, we found a cytotoxicity effect of the EAV gP5 protein on baculovirus-insect cells and a low yield of protein recovery. Besides, different morphological features by electron(More)
We report the nucleotide sequence and genetic diversity of four Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) ORF 5 and 6 from Argentina isolates, obtained from asymptomatic virus-shedding stallions. Nucleic acid recovered from the isolates were amplified by RT-PCR and sequenced. Nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences from the Argentine isolates were compared with 17(More)
Genomes of four Argentine isolates of Aujeszky's disease virus (ADV) (Rio Cuarto/79, Mercedes, Chanar Ladeado-7 and Chanar Ladeado-15) from pigs were characterized and compared with four ADV strains obtained from U.S.A. (Indiana-S), Sweden (Sweden 66), France (Alfort) and Japan (Yamagata-S81) by restriction endonuclease (RE) analysis. Although three(More)