Stéphanie Dabo

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Recognition of viral RNA structures by the intracytosolic RNA helicase RIG-I triggers induction of innate immunity. Efficient induction requires RIG-I ubiquitination by the E3 ligase TRIM25, its interaction with the mitochondria-bound MAVS protein, recruitment of TRAF3, IRF3- and NF-κB-kinases and transcription of Interferon (IFN). In addition, IRF3 alone(More)
Hepatitis C virus is a poor inducer of interferon (IFN), although its structured viral RNA can bind the RNA helicase RIG-I, and activate the IFN-induction pathway. Low IFN induction has been attributed to HCV NS3/4A protease-mediated cleavage of the mitochondria-adapter MAVS. Here, we have investigated the early events of IFN induction upon HCV infection,(More)
Pasteurella multocida OmpA-like gene (PmOmpA) was cloned and characterized. The mature protein had a molecular mass of 35,075 Da and significant similarity with Escherichia coli (E. coli) OmpA proteins. Membrane topology analyses predict that like E. coli OmpA, the N-terminal half of PmOmpA exists as an eight-stranded transmembrane antiparallel beta-barrel(More)
The double-stranded RNA-dependent protein kinase PKR plays multiple roles in cells, in response to different stress situations. As a member of the interferon (IFN)‑Stimulated Genes, PKR was initially recognized as an actor in the antiviral action of IFN, due to its ability to control translation, through phosphorylation, of the alpha subunit of eukaryotic(More)
Pasteurella multocida is a pathogenic Gram-negative bacterium that has been classified into three subspecies, five capsular serogroups and 16 serotypes. P. multocida serogroup A isolates are bovine nasopharyngeal commensals, bovine pathogens and common isolates from bovine respiratory disease (BRD), both enzootic calf pneumonia of young dairy calves and(More)
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is the most costly disease of beef cattle in North America. Because Pasteurella multocida is a commensal of the upper respiratory tract, it is generally considered an opportunistic pathogen. However, studies in swine indicated that there may be a limited number of strains associated with disease, suggesting that some are(More)
Pasteurella multocida OmpA (PmOmpA) belongs to the major and multifunctional Escherichia coli OmpA family of proteins. We have previously reported that the protein is conserved, immunogenic and an adhesin that binds host cells and host cell extracellular matrix molecules [Dabo SM, Confer AW, Quijano-Blas RA. Molecular and immunological characterization of(More)
The iron-regulated outer membrane proteins (IROMPs) of Pasteurella multocida A:3 strain 232 (Pm232), a bovine isolate, were investigated as potential immunogens in cattle. We addressed the ability of P. multocida IROMP-enriched fractions to induce antibody responses in cattle by different vaccination strategies and the protective efficacy of these(More)
A total of 42 isolates of Haemophilus paragallinarum from Mexico were serotyped by the Kume hemagglutinin scheme. Serovars A-1, A-2, B-1, and C-2 were recognized among 11 (26.2%), 7 (16.6%), 4 (9.5%), and 14 (33.3%) isolates, respectively. A further six isolates (14.3%) showed hemagglutinating activity but could not be classified into any serovar.(More)
Cotton leaves contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds that irreversibly interact with proteins and nucleic acids during DNA isolation. A procedure to isolate nuclear DNA from cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) has been developed. The method is based on the rapid initial isolation of nuclei in a glucose medium designed to stabilize nuclear structure and(More)