Roberto L. Caccuri

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1. Alzheimer's disease is associated with circadian rhythm disturbances, probably because of beta amyloid-induced neuronal damage of hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN). 2. Since there is no published study on the circadian consequences of injecting beta amyloid peptide in experimental animals, one objective of the present study was to examine(More)
Salmonella pathogenicity island (SPI)-1 is essential for invasion of non-phagocytic cells, whereas SPI-2 is required for intracellular survival and proliferation in phagocytes. Some SPI-1 effectors, however, are induced upon invasion of both phagocytic and non-phagocytic cells, suggesting that they may also be required post-invasion. In the present work,(More)
During the acute phase of Trypanosoma cruzi infection, strong haematological and immune system alterations are observed. The parasite expresses trans-sialidase, a virulence factor responsible for the sialylation of its surface glycoconjugates. This enzyme is also shed to the bloodstream where it is associated with immune system alterations triggered during(More)
Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi), the etiological agent of Chagas' disease, causes cardiac alterations in the host. Although the main clinical manifestations arise during the chronic stage, the mechanisms leading to heart damage develop early during infection. In fact, an intense inflammatory response is observed from acute stage of infection. Recently,(More)
The quantitative relationship between glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) hyper-reactivity and beta-amyloid protein (betaAP) deposition was investigated by double immunoperoxidase labeling of hippocampal and entorhinal cortex sections from five Alzheimer's disease (AD) cases and five age-matched controls. betaAP plaques, which were absent in controls,(More)
OBJECTIVES To report 3 new cases of akinetic mutism, a clinical syndrome defined by silent immobility with preserved visual alertness not accountable by lesion of the areas and/or effector pathways of speech and voluntary movements. MATERIAL AND METHODS Anatomopathological studies were performed in Cases 1 and 2; clinical follow-up, EEG, angiography and(More)
Since astrogliosis is a histological marker usually observed in HIV-associated dementia (HIV-D), we decided to investigate the potential relationship between the expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and the regional distribution of cells positive (+) for this specific marker of astrocyte activation. Histological sections of brain tissues(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is the most important etiological agent of bovine mastitis, a disease that causes significant economic losses to the dairy industry. Several vaccines to prevent the disease have been tested, with limited success. The aim of this study was to obtain a suitable attenuated aro mutant of S. aureus by transposon mutagenesis and to(More)
Staphylococcus aureus capsular polysaccharides (CP) have been shown to enhance staphylococcal virulence in numerous animal models of infection. Although serotype 5 CP (CP5) and CP8 predominate among S. aureus isolates from humans, most staphylococcal isolates from bovines with mastitis in Argentina are capsule negative. This study was designed to evaluate(More)
There is ample evidence that Staphylococcus aureus capsular polysaccharide (CP) promotes virulence. Loss of capsule expression, however, may lead to S. aureus persistence in a chronically infected host. This study was conducted to determine the relative prevalence of nonencapsulated S. aureus in patients with chronic and acute osteomyelitis. Only 76/118(More)