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Comparative proteomic analysis between Sporothrix brasiliensis and Sporothrix schenckii

Grant number: 15/20290-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 31, 2016
Effective date (End): January 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology - Biology and Physiology of Microorganisms
Principal Investigator:Sandro Rogerio de Almeida
Grantee:Luana Rossato
Supervisor: Sybren de Hoog
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands  
Associated to the scholarship:13/19213-4 - Study of interaction between macrophages opposite species Sporothrix brasiliensis., BP.DR


Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis caused by dimorphic fungi Sporothrix. Sporotrichosis is a reemerging disease at the moment it is a zoonosis, it affects cats and humans. Initially Sporothrix schenckii is single specie responsible for sporotrichosis. Subsequent genotypic and phenotypic studies the species was found high variability between isolates and established the existence of Sporothrix complex. Inside this, a greater causing outbreak, justified by a superior virulence and immune evasion is Sporothrix brasiliensis. Studies involving proteomics analyses between S.schenckii and S. brasiliensis, aimed check the virulence factors, are little studied. Our studies focus on differentiation among these species through the use of advanced proteomics techniques.

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