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Contribution to knowledge of Leptospira interrogans serovar Copenhageni using genomic information

Grant number: 10/51365-0
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: April 01, 2011 - March 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biochemistry
Principal Investigator:Paulo Lee Ho
Grantee:Paulo Lee Ho
Home Institution: Instituto Butantan. Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated grant(s):13/08958-9 - 11th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens - 11th ICEM, AR.BR
Associated scholarship(s):11/11591-4 - Characterization of the SOS response of Leptospira interrogans serovar Copenhageni, BP.DD
10/20525-2 - Evaluation of immunogenic and vaccine potential of Leptospira interrogans sorovar Copenhageni flagellins, BP.DR


We are forwarding to FAPESP the Thematic project which aims to contribute to knowledge of the host-pathogen relationship biology and evasion mechanisms of the spirochete Leptospira combining genomic information and experimental studies. The results to be obtained should/can be used for the purpose of developing new forms of intervention of the disease caused by this microorganism, mainly related to the development of vaccines and diagnostics. For this, the project will be comprised of the following sub-projects: 1) identification of Leptospira interrogans Serovar Copenhageni adhesins and antigens at genomic level (Coord. Paulo Lee Ho); 2) use of monophosphoryl lipid A of salmonella and the lipid A of leptospiras LPS as adjuvants in immunization with recombinant protein antigens of leptospiras (Coord. Elizabeth Angelica Rudder Martins); 3) evaluation of the immunogenic potential of Leptospira interrogans Serovar Copenhageni flagelins (Coord. Patricia Antonia Estimates Abreu); 4) characterization of gene expression of Leptospira during loss of virulence in vitro (Coord. Enéas de Carvalho); 5) molecular identification and characterization of genes involved in the response of the infectious agent Leptospira interrogans to oxidative stress (Coord. Renata Maria Augusto da Costa). (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MORENO, LUISA Z.; MIRAGLIA, FABIANA; MARVULO, MARIA F. V.; SILVA, JEAN C. R.; PAULA, CATIA D.; COSTA, BARBARA L. P.; MORAIS, ZENAIDE M.; FERREIRA, FERNANDO; FERREIRA NETO, JOSE S.; DELLAGOSTIN, ODIR A.; HARTSKEERL, RUDY A.; VASCONCELLOS, SILVIO A.; MORENO, ANDREA M. Characterization of Leptospira santarosai Serogroup Grippotyphosa Serovar Bananal Isolated from Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) in Brazil. JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES, v. 52, n. 3, p. 688-693, JUL 2016. Web of Science Citations: 2.
MARTINS-PINHEIRO, MARINALVA; SCHONS-FONSECA, LUCIANE; DA SILVA, JOSEFA B.; DOMINGOS, RENAN H.; SANTOS MOMO, LEONARDO HIROYUKI; QUIRINO SIMOES, ANA CAROLINA; HO, PAULO LEE; DA COSTA, RENATA M. A. Genomic survey and expression analysis of DNA repair genes in the genus Leptospira. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, v. 291, n. 2, p. 703-722, APR 2016. Web of Science Citations: 5.
MONARIS, D.; SBROGIO-ALMEIDA, M. E.; DIB, C. C.; CANHAMERO, T. A.; SOUZA, G. O.; VASCONCELLOS, S. A.; FERREIRA, L. C. S.; ABREU, P. A. E. Protective Immunity and Reduced Renal Colonization Induced by Vaccines Containing Recombinant Leptospira interrogans Outer Membrane Proteins and Flagellin Adjuvant. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, v. 22, n. 8, p. 965-973, AUG 2015. Web of Science Citations: 13.
FONSECA, LUCIANE S.; DA SILVA, JOSEFA B.; MILANEZ, JULIANA S.; MONTEIRO-VITORELLO, CLAUDIA B.; MOMO, LEONARDO; DE MORAIS, ZENAIDE M.; VASCONCELLOS, SILVIO A.; MARQUES, MARILIS V.; HO, PAULO L.; DA COSTA, RENATA M. A. Leptospira interrogans serovar Copenhageni Harbors Two lexA Genes Involved in SOS Response. PLoS One, v. 8, n. 10 OCT 3 2013. Web of Science Citations: 9.

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