Nicolás Tomasini

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The intergenic region of spliced-leader (SL-IR) genes from 105 Trypanosoma cruzi I (Tc I) infected biological samples, culture isolates and stocks from 11 endemic countries, from Argentina to the USA were characterised, allowing identification of 76 genotypes with 54 polymorphic sites from 123 aligned sequences. On the basis of the microsatellite motif(More)
A Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) scheme was designed and applied to a set of 20 Trypanosoma cruzi stocks belonging to three main discrete typing units (T. cruzi I, V and VI) from a geographically restricted Chagas disease endemic area in Argentina, 12 reference strains comprising two from each of the six main discrete typing units of the parasite (T.(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously shown that the transcription factor c-Fos is also capable of associating to endoplasmic reticulum membranes (ER) and activating phospholipid synthesis. Herein we examined phospholipid synthesis status in brain tumors from human patients and from NPcis mice, an animal model of the human disease Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). (More)
Several different models of Trypanosoma cruzi evolution have been proposed. These models suggest that scarce events of genetic exchange occurred during the evolutionary history of this parasite. In addition, the debate has focused on the existence of one or two hybridisation events during the evolution of T. cruzi lineages. Here, we reviewed the literature(More)
Multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) is a frequently used genotyping method whose goal is the unambiguous assignment of microorganisms to genetic clusters. MLST typically involves analysis of DNA sequence results generated from several house-keeping gene loci. MLST remains the gold standard for molecular typing of many bacterial pathogens. Eukaryotic(More)
Apoptosis is necessary for the regulation of growth during development, but the precise details of this regulation have not been completely characterized. In this study, we used the Drosophila genital disc as a model to analyze the contribution of apoptosis to growth regulation. We studied the expression or activity of several elements of the apoptotic(More)
Some 20 years ago c-Fos was identified as a member of the AP-1 family of inducible transcription factors (Angel and Karin in Biochim Biophys Acta 1072:129–157, 1991). More recently, an additional activity was described for this protein: it associates to the endoplasmic reticulum and activates the biosynthesis of phospholipids (Bussolino et al. in FASEB J(More)
Internal and geographical clustering within Trypanosoma cruzi I (TcI) has been recently revealed by using Multilocus Microsatellite Typing and sequencing of the Spliced-Leader Intergenic Region (SL-IR). In the present work, 14 isolates and 11 laboratory-cloned stocks obtained from a geographically restricted area in Chaco Province, Argentina, were analyzed(More)
Trypanosoma cruzi, the aetiological agent of Chagas disease possess extensive genetic diversity. This has led to the development of a plethora of molecular typing methods for the identification of both the known major genetic lineages and for more fine scale characterization of different multilocus genotypes within these major lineages. Whole genome(More)
Leptospirosis is a neglected zoonosis of global importance. Several multilocus sequence typing (MLST) methods have been developed for Leptospira spp., the causative agent of leptospirosis. In this study we reassessed the most commonly used MLST schemes in a set of worldwide isolates, in order to select the loci that achieve the maximum power of(More)