Maria Aparecida Vasconcelos de Paiva Brito

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In the present report we describe the characteristics of 189 antimicrobial-resistant Streptococcus agalactiae isolates from bovine (38 isolates) and human (151 isolates) sources. All the strains were resistant to tetracycline (TET), and 16 (8.5%) were also resistant to erythromycin, corresponding to 23.7% of the TET-resistant bovine isolates and 4.6% of the(More)
Information on the characteristics of Streptococcus agalactiae obtained from bovine sources in Brazil is still very limited. The aim of this study was to assess the phenotypic and genotypic diversity among S. agalactiae isolates from milk of dairy cows presenting clinical or subclinical mastitis in the southeast region of Brazil. Phenotypic characterization(More)
A study was designed to recover Listeria monocytogenes from pasteurized milk and Minas frescal cheese (MFC) sampled at retail establishments (REs) and to identify the contamination source(s) of these products in the corresponding dairy processing plant. Fifty milk samples (9 brands) and 55 MFC samples (10 brands) were tested from REs located in Juiz de(More)
In the present study, 257 Staphylococcus spp. strains were isolated from bovine mastitis cases in 56 different Brazilian dairy herds located in the southeast region of the country and tested for antimicrobial substance (AMS) production. Forty-six strains (17.9%) exhibited AMS production and their identification as Staphylococcus aureus was based on the(More)
AIMS   The main aim of this study was to analyse the genetic relationship amongst 46 Staphylococcus aureus Bac(+) strains isolated in Brazil from 12 geographically distant dairy herds, including 34 isolates that produce the antimicrobial peptide aureocin A70. METHODS AND RESULTS   The comparison of 46 Staph. aureus Bac(+) strains was performed by(More)
A collection of 111 staphylococcal isolates recovered from healthy cows in 41 dairy herds in Brazil was surveyed for the production of bacteriocins. The group included 94 coagulase-positive and 17 coagulase-negative strains of staphylococci. All cultures were grown in tryptic soy broth for 18h at 37°C, and cell-free supernatants were tested for(More)
Bovine mastitis remains worldwide a major challenge for the dairy industry despite the widespread implementation of control strategies. The increasing number of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) causing mastitis and of bacteria resistant to conventional antibiotics has become a serious problem in recent years. Marine sponges are a rich source of(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is a well-armed pathogen that is a leading cause of bovine mastitis. Attempts to define a set of bacterial proteins that are crucial for infection have failed. The identification of these proteins is important to define biomarkers that can be used for diagnostic purposes and to identify potential vaccine targets. In this study, seven(More)
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) have become the predominant pathogens causing bovine mastitis in many countries. CNS infections are associated with damage to milk secretory tissue of the mammary gland by increased connective tissue stroma, moderate increases of somatic cells count in milk and significant production decreases. These consequences(More)
AIM To identify and quantify mast cell (MC), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and microvessel density (MVD) in human periapical cysts and granulomas. METHODOLOGY Archived samples of cysts (n = 40) and granulomas (n = 28) were sectioned and stained with toluidine blue. MCs were identified and counted. Immunohistochemical reactions were(More)