• Paramyxoviruses from neotropical bats suggest a novel genus and nephrotropism 

      Souza, William Marciel de; Fumagalli, Marcilio Jorge; Carrera, Jean Paul; Araújo, Jansen de; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira; Carvalho, Cristiano de; Durigon, Edison Luiz; Queiroz, Luiza Helena; Faria, Nuno Rodrigues; Murcia, Pablo R; Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes (Elsevier, 2021)
      Paramyxoviruses have a broad host range and geographic distribution, including human pathogens transmitted by bats, such as Nipah and Hendra viruses. In this study, we combined high-throughput sequencing and molecular ...
    • Revalidation and genetic characterization of new members of Group C (Orthobunyavirus genus, Peribunyaviridae family) isolated in the Americas 

      Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Souza, William Marciel de; Acrani, Gustavo Olszanski; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira; Silva, Sandro Patroca da; Badra, Soraya Jabur; Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes; Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa (Public Library of Science, 2018)
      Group C serogroup includes members of the Orthobunyavirus genus (family Peribunyaviridae) and comprises 15 arboviruses that can be associated with febrile illness in humans. Although previous studies described the genome ...
    • Schistosomiasis Mansoni in the Amazon Region: malacological surveys of intermediate hosts for the identification of disease transmission areas in Belém, Pará, Brazil 

      Goveia, Christiane de Oliveira; Guimarães, Ricardo José de Paula Souza e; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Dias, Isabelle Helena Lima; Enk, Martin Johannes (David Publishing, 2019)
      In Brazil, schistosomiasis occurrence is related to the presence of the etiological agent Schistosoma mansoni. The presence of mollusks for Biomphalaria genus is a necessary condition for development of the parasite cycle. ...
    • Screening of febrile patients with suspected malaria from the Brazilian Amazon for virus infection 

      Figueiredo, Mario Luis Garcia de; Williams, Evan P; Jonsson, Colleen B; Khan, Mohd Jaseem; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Lima, Clayton Pereira Silva de; Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes; Costa, Mônica Regina Farias; Mourão, Maria Paula Gomes; Lacerda, Marcus Vinícius Guimarães; Aquino, Victor Hugo (Springer, 2022)
      Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are a significant public health threat, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. More than 150 arboviruses can cause febrile illness following infection in humans. The Brazilian ...
    • Sialovirome of Brazilian tropical anophelines 

      Neves, Nilvanei Aparecido da Silva; Pinto, Andressa Zelenski Lara; Melo, Fernando Lucas; Maia, Laura Marina Siqueira; Ferreira, Raquel da Silva; Carvalho, Michellen Santos de; Campos Júnior, Fábio Assis de; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Ribeiro, Bergman Morais; Slhessarenko, Renata Dezengrini (Elsevier, 2021)
      Anophelinae is a widely dispersed Culicidae subfamily that may carry a unique virome. Here we herein report the set of viruses found in 323 salivary glands of 16 anopheline species sampled at Upper Pantanal, Chapada dos ...
    • Sinu Virus, a novel and divergent orthomyxovirus related to members of the genus Thogotovirus isolated from mosquitoes in Colombia. 

      Contreras-Gutiérrez, María Angélica; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Guzman, Hilda; Uribe, Sandra; Gómez, Juan Carlos Gallego; Vasco, Juan David Suaza; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira; Popov, Vsevolod Leonidovich; Widen, Steven G; Wood, Thomas G; Vasilakis, Nikos; Tesh, Robert B (Elsevier, 2017)
      The genome and structural organization of a novel insect-specific orthomyxovirus, designated Sinu virus, is described. Sinu virus (SINUV) was isolated in cultures of C6/36 cells from a pool of mosquitoes collected in ...
    • Strengthening the interaction of the virology community with the international committee on taxonomy of viruses (ICTV) by linking virus names and their abbreviations to virus species 

      Calisher, Charles H; Briese, Thomas; Brister, J. Rodney; Charrel, Rémi N; Durrwald, Ralf; Ebihara, Hideki; Fulhorst, Charles F; Gão, George Fú; Groschup, Martin H; Haddow, Andrew D; Hyndman, Timothy H; Junglen, Sandra; Klempa, Boris; Klingstrom, Jonas; Kropinski, Andrew M; Krupovic, Mart; La Beaud, A. Desiree; Maes, Piet; Nowotny, Norbert; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Payne, Susan L; Radoshitzky, Sheli R; Rubbenstroth, Dennis; Sabanadzovic, Sead; Sasaya, Takahide; Stenglein, Mark D; Varsani, Arvind; Wahl, Victoria; Weaver, Scott C; Zerbini, Francisco Murilo; Vasilakis, Nikos; Huhn, Jens H (Oxford University Press, 2019)
      The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) is tasked with classifying viruses into taxa (phyla to species) and devising taxon names. Virus names and virus name abbreviations are currently not within the ...
    • Taxonomy of the order Bunyavirales: update 2019 

      Abudurexiti, Abulikemu; Adkins, Scott; Alioto, Daniela; Alkhovskiy, Sergey V; Avsic-Zupanc, Tatjana; Ballinger, Matthew J; Bente, Dennis A; Beer, Martin; Bergeron, Éric; Blair, Carol D; Briese, Thomas; Buchmeier, Michael J; Burt, Felicity J; Calisher, Charles H; Cháng, Chénchén; Charrel, Rémi N; Choi, II Ryong; Clegg, J. Christopher S; Torre, Juan Carlos de la; Lamballerie, Xavier de; Dèng, Fei; Di Serio, Francesco; Digiaro, Michele; Drebot, Michael A; Duàn, Xiaoméi; Ebihara, Hideki; Elbeaino, Toufic; Ergunay, Koray; Fulhorst, Charles F; Garrison, Aura R; Gao, George Fú; Gonzalez, Jean-Paul J; Groschup, Martin H; Gunther, Stephan; Haenni, Anne-Lise; Hall, Roy A; Hepojoki, Jussi; Hewson, Roger; Hú, Zhìhóng; Hughes, Holly R; Jonson, Miranda Gilda; Junglen, Sandra; Klempa, Boris; Klingstrom, Jonas; Kòu, Chun; Laenen, Lies; Lambert, Amy J; Langevin, Stanley A; Liu, Dan; Lukashevich, Igor S; Luò, Tao; Lu, Chuánwèi; Maes, Piet; Souza, William Marciel de; Marklewitz, Marco; Martelli, Giovanni P; Matsuno, Keita; Mielke-Ehret, Nicole; Minutolo, Maria; Mirazimi, Ali; Moming, Abulimiti; Muhlbach, Hans-Peter; Naidu, Rayapati; Navarro, Beatriz; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Palacios, Gustavo; Papa, Anna; Pauvolid-Corrêa, Alex; Paweska, Janusz T; Qiáo, Jié; Radoshitzky, Sheli R; Resende, Renato O; Romanowski, Víctor; Sall, Amadou Alpha; Salvato, Maria S; Sasaya, Takahide; Shen, Shu; Shí, Xiaohóng; Shirako, Yukio; Simmonds, Peter; Sironi, Manuela; Song, Jin-Won; Spengler, Jessica R; Stenglein, Mark D; Su, Zhèngyuàn; Sun, Sùróng; Táng, Shuang; Turina, Massimo; Wáng, Bó; Wáng, Chéng; Wáng, Huálín; Wáng, Jun; Wéi, Táiyún; Whitfield, Anna E; Zerbini, F. Murilo; Zhang, Jìngyuàn; Zhang, Lei; Zhang, Yànfang; Zhang, Yong-Zhen; Zhang, Yújiang; Zhou, Xueping; Zhu, Lìying; Huhn, Jens H (Springer Verlag, 2019)
      In February 2019, following the annual taxon ratifcation vote, the order Bunyavirales was amended by creation of two new families, four new subfamilies, 11 new genera and 77 new species, merging of two species, and ...
    • Testicular biometry and semen characteristics in captive and wild squirrel monkey species (Saimiri sp.) 

      Oliveira, Karol Guimarães; Santos, R. R; Leão, D. L; Queiroz, H. L; Paim, F. P; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Domingues, Sheyla Farhayldes Souza (Elsevier, 2016)
      Differential phenotypic characteristics for taxonomic diagnosis purposes are well determined in the genus Saimiri (squirrel monkey). However, data on its reproductive characteristics are lacking. Our aim was to determine ...
    • The complete mitogenome of Paralonchurus dumerilii (Perciformes: Sciaenidae) 

      Souza, Ana Carla Barros de; Carneiro, Jeferson; Angulo, Arturo; Barata, Rafael Ribeiro; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Sampaio, Iracilda (Taylor & Francis Open Access, 2022)
      We herein describe the complete mitochondrial genome of Paralonchurus dumerilii (Sciaenidae) and infer its phylogenetic position within the family. The genome is 16,498 bp long and featured by 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), ...
    • The genome of Enterobacter hormaechei Strain MG02, a 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid-Degrading Bacterium isolated from Brazilian Soil 

      Peckle, Barbara Alvarenga; Silva, Sheila da; Ribeiro, José Roberto de Assis; Oliveira, Selma Soares de; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Direito, Ida Carolina Neves; Macrae, Andrew (American Society for Microbiology, 2022)
      ABSTRACTEnterobacter hormaecheistrain MG02 was isolated from a mixed culture col-lected from soil with a history of pesticide application. This strain degrades 2,4-dichloro-phenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). Here, we report on ...
    • Transcriptomic analysis of Mucor irregularis containing a negative single-stranded RNA mycovirus 

      Barata, Rafael R; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira (American Society for Microbiology, 2019)
      The fungus Mucor irregularis is a causative agent of mucormycosis. The transcriptome analysis of the isolated M. irregularis strain C3B revealed the presence of an RNA polymerase domain of a negative-polarity RNA virus. ...
    • Unwanted exacerbation of the immune response in neurodegenerative disease: a time to review the impact 

      Leite, Amanda de Oliveira Ferreira; Torres Neto, João Bento; Reis, Renata Rodrigues dos; Sobral, Luciane Lobato; Souza, Aline Cristine Passos de; Trévia, Nonata; Oliveira, Roseane Borner de; Lins, Nara Alves de Almeida; Diniz, Daniel Guerreiro; Diniz, José Antônio Picanço; Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa; Anthony, Daniel Clive; Brites, Dora; Diniz, Cristovam Wanderley Picanço (Frontiers Media, 2021)
      The COVID-19 pandemic imposed a series of behavioral changes that resulted in increased social isolation and a more sedentary life for many across all age groups, but, above all, for the elderly population who are the most ...
    • Using accelerated molecular dynamics simulation to elucidate the effects of the T198F mutation on the molecular flexibility of the West Nile virus envelope protein 

      Valente, Renan Patrick de Penha; Souza, Rafael Conceição de; Muniz, Gabriela de Medeiros; Ferreira, João Elias Vidueira; Miranda, Ricardo Morais de; Lima, Anderson Henrique Lima e; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves (Nature Research, 2020)
      The envelope (E) protein is an important target for antibodies in favivirus. Literature reports that the mutation T198F, located at the domain I-II hinge of the E protein, regulates viral breathing and increases the ...
    • Viral diversity of Rhipicephalus microplus parasitizing cattle in southern Brazil 

      Souza, William Marciel de; Fumagalli, Marcílio Jorge; Carrasco, Adriano de Oliveira Torres; Romieiro, Marilia Farignoli; Modha, Sejal; Seki, Meire Christina; Gheller, Janaína Menegazzo; Daffre, Sirlei; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Murcia, Pablo Ramiro; Acrani, Gustavo Olszanski; Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes (Nature Research, 2018)
      Ticks are ectoparasites spread worldwide and are well known as vectors of many viruses of great importance to human and animal health. However, the viral diversity in ticks is still poorly understood, particularly in ...
    • Whole-genome sequencing of an unusual human papillomavirus (HPV71) from Latin America (Brazil) 

      Sousa Júnior, Edivaldo Costa; Silva, Allan Kaio; Reis, Laryssa Danielle da Silva; Fonseca, Lana Patricia da Silva; Silva, Fabiano Reis da; Santos, Fabiolla da Silva dos; Ferreira, Jessylene Almeida; Lima, Clayton Pereira Silva de; Abreu, Michelle Carvalho de; Silvestre, Rodrigo Vellasco Duarte; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira (American Society for Microbiology, 2020)
      We report the complete genome sequencing of human papillomavirus 71 from Latin America (Brazil).
    • Whole-genome sequencing of parvoviruses from wild and domestic animals in Brazil provides new insights into parvovirus distribution and diversity 

      Souza, William Marciel de; Dennis, Tristan Philip Wesley; Fumagalli, Marcílio Jorge; Araujo, Jansen de; Santos Jr, Gilberto Sabino; Maia, Felipe Gonçalves Motta; Acrani, Gustavo Olszanski; Carrasco, Adriano de Oliveira Torres; Romeiro, Marilia Farignoli; Modha, Sejal; Vieira, Luiz Carlos; Ometto, Tatiana Lopes; Queiroz, Luzia Helena; Durigon, Edison Luiz; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu Moraes; Gifford, Robert James (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 2018)
      Parvoviruses (family Parvoviridae) are small, single-stranded DNA viruses. Many parvoviral pathogens of medical, veterinary and ecological importance have been identified. In this study, we used high-throughput sequencing ...
    • Zika virus complete genome from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 

      Giovanetti, Marta; Faria, Nuno Rodrigues; Nunes, Márcio Roberto Teixeira; Vasconcelos, Janaina Mota de; Lourenço, José; Rodrigues, Sueli Guerreiro; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Silva, Sandro Patroca da; Lemos, Poliana Silva; Neto Tavares, Fernando; Martin, Darren Patrick; Rosário, Mateus Santana do; Siqueira, Isadora Cristina de; Ciccozzi, Massimo; Pybus, Oliver G; Oliveira, Tulio de; Alcantara, Luiz Carlos Júnior (Elsevier, 2016)
      In May 2015 the first autochthonous Zika virus infection was reported in Brazil. Rapid and urgent measures are needed to contain the ongoing outbreak. Here we report the full-length ZIKV coding sequence from Bahia. Genetic ...
    • Zika virus disrupts molecular fingerprinting of human neurospheres 

      Garcez, Patricia P; Nascimento, Juliana Minardi; Vasconcelos, Janaina Mota de; Costa, Rodrigo Madeiro da; Delvecchio, Rodrigo; Trindade, Pablo; Loiola, Erick Correia; Higa, Luiza M; Cassoli, Juliana S; Vitória, Gabriela; Serqueira, Patricia C; Sochacki, Jaroslaw; Aguiar, Renato Santana de; Fuzii, Hellen Thais; Filippis, Ana M. Bispo de; Vianez Júnior, João Lídio da Silva Gonçalves; Tanuri, Amilcar; Souza, Daniel Martins de; Rehen, Stevens K (Nature Publishing Group, 2017)
      Zika virus (ZIKV) has been associated with microcephaly and other brain abnormalities; however, the molecular consequences of ZIKV to human brain development are still not fully understood. Here we describe alterations in ...