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Production of recombinant viral antigenic peptides and development of methods for serological diagnosis of infections by Chikungunya, Mayaro and Zika viruses

Grant number: 16/01414-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology
Principal Investigator:Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo
Grantee:Marcilio Jorge Fumagalli
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/02438-6 - Studies with Bunyaviridae that produce human disease, AP.TEM

Abstract

Preliminary diagnosis of arboviral infections are usually based on clinical signs of the patient, as well as its travel history, however, sometimes are not correctly diagnosed due to similarity of symptoms developed by different viral species. Laboratory analysis promises greater reliability during viral infection diagnosis, which typically employs serum detection of specific antibodies against the presented virus in serum or cerebrospinal fluid. This research project proposes to develop diagnostic methods for emerging zoonotic arboviruses Chikungunya, Mayaro and Zika. Thus, it will be performed the production of recombinant E2 envelope proteins to Chikungunya and Mayaro virus, and domain III of E envelope protein to Zika virus.Considering that Chikungunya and Zika virus have just arrived in Brazil, and are already causing acute febrile illness outbreaks, with joint involvement and it is probably related with increase of microcephaly cases in newborns, furthermore, Mayaro virus is an endemic virus in Brazilian Amazon, which produces hundreds of infections of similar disease, which may become adapted to transmission by Aedes mosquitoes, and reach more populated areas of the country, we have here three serious public health problems. For this reason and observing the scarcity of diagnostic methods for these viruses, upon which the country has low experience and great susceptibility, we propose to develop recombinant peptides, which may be an important diagnostic tool that besides allowing the diagnosis of human infections Chikungunya, Mayaro and Zika viruses, will also allow further epidemiological studies.

Scientific publications (13)
(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)
FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; ROMEIRO, MARILIA FARIGNOLI; DE SOUZA COSTA, MICHELL CHARLES; SLHESSARENKO, RENATA DEZENGRINI; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. Development of an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay To Detect Antibodies Targeting Recombinant Envelope Protein 2 of Mayaro Virus. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, v. 57, n. 5 MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.
DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; DE ARAUJO, JANSEN; OMETTO, TATIANA; MODHA, SEJAL; THOMAZELLI, LUCIANO MATSUMIYA; DURIGON, EDISON LUIS; MURCIA, PABLO RAMIRO; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. Discovery of novel astrovirus and calicivirus identified in ruddy turnstones in Brazil. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 9, APR 3 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; SABINO-SANTOS, JR., GILBERTO; MOTTA MAIA, FELIPE GONCALVES; MODHA, SEJAL; TEIXEIRA NUNES, MARCIO ROBERTO; MURCIA, PABLO RAMIRO; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. A Novel Hepacivirus in Wild Rodents from South America. Viruses-Basel, v. 11, n. 3 MAR 24 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIE; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; TORRES CARRASCO, ADRIANO DE OLIVEIRA; ROMEIRO, MARILIA FARIGNOLI; MODHA, SEJAL; SEKI, MEIRE CHRISTINA; GHELLER, JANAINA MENEGAZZO; DAFFRE, SIRLEI; TEIXEIRA NUNES, MARCIO ROBERTO; MURCIA, PABLO RAMIRO; ACRANI, GUSTAVO OLSZANSKI; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. Viral diversity of Rhipicephalus microplus parasitizing cattle in southern Brazil. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 8, NOV 5 2018. Web of Science Citations: 8.
MOTTA MAIA, FELIPE GONCALVES; DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; SABINO-SANTOS, JR., GILBERTO; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; MODHA, SEJAL; MURCIA, PABLO RAMIRO; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. A novel polyomavirus in sigmodontine rodents from So Paulo State, Brazil. ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, v. 163, n. 10, p. 2913-2915, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; ALVES ESPOSITO, DANILLO LUCAS; SILVA, ANGELICA; ROMEIRO, MARILIA FARIGNOLI; MARTINEZ, EDSON ZANGIACOMI; LOPES DA FONSECA, BENEDITO ANTONIO; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using recombinant envelope protein 2 antigen for diagnosis of Chikungunya virus. VIROLOGY JOURNAL, v. 15, JUL 24 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; ROMEIRO, MARILIA FARIGNOLI; SABINO-SANTOS, JR., GILBERTO; MOTTA MAIA, FELIPE GONCALVES; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; MODHA, SEJAL; TEIXEIRA NUNES, MARCIO ROBERTO; MURCIA, PABLO RAMIRO; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. Novel orthohepeviruses in wild rodents from Sao Paulo State, Brazil. VIROLOGY, v. 519, p. 12-16, JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.
DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; DENNIS, TRISTAN; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; ARAUJO, JANSEN; SABINO-SANTOS, JR., GILBERTO; MOTTA MAIA, FELIPE GONCALVES; ACRANI, GUSTAVO OLSZANSKI; TORRES CARRASCO, ADRIANO DE OLIVEIRA; ROMEIRO, MARILIA FARIGNOLI; MODHA, SEJAL; VIEIRA, LUIZ CARLOS; OMETTO, TATIANA; QUEIROZ, LUZIA HELENA; DURIGON, EDISON LUIZ; TEIXEIRA NUNES, MIRCIO ROBERTO; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU; GIFFORD, ROBERT JAMES. Novel Parvoviruses from Wild and Domestic Animals in Brazil Provide New Insights into Parvovirus Distribution and Diversity. Viruses-Basel, v. 10, n. 4 APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; DE ARAUJO, JANSEN; SABINO-SANTOS, JR., GILBERTO; MOTTA MAIA, FELIPE GONSALVES; ROMEIRO, MARILIA FARIGNOLI; MODHA, SEJAL; NARDI, MARCELLO SCHIAVO; QUEIROZ, LUZIA HELENA; DURIGON, EDISON LUIZ; TEIXEIRA NUNES, MARCIO ROBERTO; MURCIA, PABLO RAMIRO; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. Discovery of novel anelloviruses in small mammals expands the host range and diversity of the Anelloviridae. VIROLOGY, v. 514, p. 9-17, JAN 15 2018. Web of Science Citations: 8.
AGUILAR, PATRICIA V.; DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; SILVAS, JESUS A.; WOOD, THOMAS; WIDEN, STEVEN; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; TEIXEIRA NUNES, MARCIO ROBERTO. Genetic Characterization of the Patois Serogroup (Genus Orthobunyavirus; Family Peribunyaviridae) and Evidence That Estero Real Virus is a Member of the Genus Orthonairovirus. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 99, n. 2, p. 451-457, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DE FIGUEIREDO, GLAUCIANE GARCIA; AMARILLA, ALBERTO ANASTACIO; DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; GARCIA DE FIGUEIREDO, MARIO LUIS; JUAN SZABO, MATIAS PABLO; BADRA, SORAYA JABUR; SETOH, YIN XIANG; KHROMYKH, ALEXANDER A.; AQUINO, VICTOR HUGO; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU. Genetic characterization of Cacipacore virus from ticks collected in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, v. 162, n. 6, p. 1783-1786, JUN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
NUNES-NETO, JOAQUIM PINTO; DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; ACRANI, GUSTAVO OLSZANSKI; ROMEIRO, MARILIA FARIGNOLI; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIOJORGE; VIEIRA, LUIZ CARLOS; DE ALMEIDA MEDEIROS, DANIELE BARBOSA; LIMA, JULIANA ABREU; SILVA DE LIMA, CLAYTON PEREIRA; CARDOSO, JEDSON FERREIRA; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU; DA SILVA, SANDRO PATROCA; TESH, ROBERT; TEIXEIRA NUNES, MARCIO ROBERTO; DA COSTA VASCONCELOS, PEDRO FERNANDO. Characterization of the Bujaru, frijoles and Tapara antigenic complexes into the sandfly fever group and two unclassified phleboviruses from Brazil. JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY, v. 98, n. 4, p. 585-594, APR 2017. Web of Science Citations: 4.
DE SOUZA, WILLIAM MARCIEL; ROMEIRO, MARILIA FARIGNOLI; FUMAGALLI, MARCILIO JORGE; MODHA, SEJAL; DE ARAUJO, JANSEN; QUEIROZ, LUZIA HELENA; DURIGON, EDISON LUIZ; MORAES FIGUEIREDO, LUIZ TADEU; MURCIA, PABLO RAMIRO; GIFFORD, ROBERT JAMES. Chapparvoviruses occur in at least three vertebrate classes and have a broad biogeographic distribution. JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY, v. 98, n. 2, p. 225-229, FEB 2017. Web of Science Citations: 10.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
FUMAGALLI, Marcilio Jorge. Development of methods for serological diagnose of Chikungunya and Mayaro infections. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto Ribeirão Preto.

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