Oscar Taboga

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A large-scale vaccination experiment involving a total of 138 cattle was carried out to evaluate the potential of synthetic peptides as vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease. Four types of peptides representing sequences of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) C3 Argentina 85 were tested: A, which includes the G-H loop of capsid protein VP1 (site A); AT,(More)
A tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)-based vector was utilized for expression of a cytosolic form of the bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BHV-1) protein glycoprotein D (gDc). Nicotiana benthamiana plants were harvested 7 days after inoculation with RNA transcripts derived from the TMV-gDc recombinant virus. Recombinant gDc protein of expected electrophoretic mobility(More)
The in vivo subcellular localization of Mal de Río Cuarto virus (MRCV, Fijivirus, Reoviridae) non-structural proteins fused to GFP was analyzed by confocal microscopy. P5-1 showed a cytoplasmic vesicular-like distribution that was lost upon deleting its PDZ binding TKF motif, suggesting that P5-1 interacts with cellular PDZ proteins. P5-2 located at the(More)
Mal de Río Cuarto virus (MRCV) is a plant virus of the genus Fijivirus within the family Reoviridae that infects several monocotyledonous species and is transmitted by planthoppers in a persistent and propagative manner. Other members of the family replicate in viral inclusion bodies (VIBs) termed viroplasms that are formed in the cytoplasm of infected(More)
We have analysed the influence of bovine MHC (BoLA) polymorphism on the immune response and degree of protection induced by peptide vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle. The peptides used for animal immunisation were: A (VP1(138-156)), AT (peptide A linked to VP1(21-40)) and ACT (peptide A, linked to VP1(196-209) and VP1(21-40)). Sixteen(More)
We report the construction of a recombinant vaccinia virus expressing the precursor for the four structural proteins of FMD virus (FMDV) (P1) strain C3Arg85 using a procedure for isolation of recombinant vaccinia viruses based solely on plaque formation. Adult mice vaccinated with this recombinant vaccinia virus elicited high titers of neutralizing(More)
P27 lipoprotein was previously described as an antigen in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, encoded by the lprG gene, also named Rv1411 in the TubercuList (http://genolist.pasteur.fr/TubercuList) gene bank. It forms an operon with Rv1410 that encodes for an efflux pump, P55. A mutant of the H37Rv strain of M. tuberculosis not producing P27 (strain(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines induce antibodies against structural and some nonstructural proteins present in vaccine preparations. To differentiate between FMDV-infected and vaccinated animals, we developed immunochemical assays capable of detecting antibodies against a FMDV nonstructural protein. Recombinant nonstructural 3AB1 protein was(More)
In this work we analyze the antigenic properties and the stability in cell culture of virus mutants recovered upon challenge of peptide-vaccinated cattle with foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) C3 Arg85. Previously, we showed that a significant proportion of 29 lesions analyzed (41%) contained viruses with single amino acid replacements (R141G, L144P, or(More)
This work describes the development of a novel protein expression system based on Rachiplusia nu larvae for the production of the recombinant E2 protein to be used as a vaccine candidate against bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). A recombinant baculovirus (Ac-E2pol+) bearing the E2 glycoprotein coding sequence of BVDV was obtained. Fourth-instar R. nu(More)